If you’re putting up with bad allergies, it’s more than likely that you are suffering because you have bad air. As we move from summer into fall, indoor air quality becomes even more important. As the weather gets cooler, windows are shut and we start hanging out inside more often. For those of us that deal with allergies or asthma, less than ideal indoor air quality could be our worst enemy. Here are a few ideas for keeping those irritating allergens at bay.
1. Regularly Change Your Air Filters
A regular air filter actually only lasts a month or two, depending on your lifestyle (some may last longer). Your air filter is the first line of defense against pollutants and allergens. The better air filters get rid of pollen, bacteria, pet dander and mold from your air. So kee in mind that, if you suffer terribly from allergies, it may be worth the investment for a better air filter. If you’re not switching out your filter regularly, they aren’t able to do their job. An extra bonus to all the fresh air you’re breathing is that a clean filter also increases your unit’s efficiency.
2. UV Germicidal Lights (What?!)
Lennox offers the highest UV light intensity on the market. Germicidal lights are an effective, non-chemical means of destroying pollutants 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 lower 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.
3. Clean the Air Ducts
The regular home generates quite a bit of dirt and dust through the year. 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 contaminants that may be lodged, make your home smell better, and help you breathe easier.
These are just some of the options that are available to improve your indoor air quality. Every home and every home owner have unique 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 boosting your indoor air quality or about home comfort in general give Alpine Temperature Control in St. George, Utah a call to set up an appointment.