How You Can Reduce the Effects of Allergies in Your Home This Fall08/15/2016If you’re suffering from bad allergies, there’s a chance that it’s because you have poor air. As we move from summer into fall indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather cools down, windows are shut and we start staying indoors more often. For those of us that put up with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality may be our worst enemy. So what can we do to keep those allergens away? Regularly Change Your Air Filters The normal air filter lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters eliminate pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. If you’re not swapping out your filter on a regular basis, they aren’t able to do their job. An additional bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also boosts your unit’s efficiency. UV Germicidal Lights Lennox has the top UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying contaminants within your home’s comfort system. These lights destroy the DNA of bacteria, viruses and fungi that are inside your system which keeps them from growing or multiplying. Our germicidal lights decrease the concentration of microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes. Even when your system is not currently working, a germicidal light will still be running to keep your air clean and healthy. Duct Cleaning The normal home creates quite a bit of dirt and dust annually. Your home comfort system has to filter through that dust. A duct cleaning will remove dirt and debris that has piled up in your system. This can help do away with any pollutants that could be lodged, make your home smell more pleasant, and help you breathe easier. These are just a couple of the things that are available to enhance your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner has individual needs and we will work with you to be sure your home’s needs are being met every step of the way. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give us a call at 703-369-5528 or set up an appointment online.