If you have babies and children at home, you should especially be aware of your home's Indoor Air Quality. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), which refers to the air quality within and around your home as it relates to health and comfort, is critical to your overall wellness. The Environmental Protection Agency notes that children and babies are more susceptible to the effects of contaminated air because they breathe in more oxygen relative to their body weight than adults. You might be negatively impacting your home's IAQ without even realizing it. Some of the most common air pollutants in the [...]
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Your home is your sanctuary. However, if you suffer from spring allergies, your home can hardly feel like a haven. With pet fur, dander, dust mites, and pollen in the air, you might feel like spending time indoors is just as bad as being outside. That's because you may have poor indoor air quality (IAQ). IAQ refers to the air quality within your home, particularly as it relates to the health and comfort of your family. When you’re exposed to poor IAQ—even just one exposure—you can experience headaches, fatigue, dizziness, and irritation in your nose, eyes, and throat. When you’re [...]
Every year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) honors May as "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." May marks the peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and this is the perfect time to educate homeowners on how they can be impacted by both indoor and outdoor factors. Lennox helps you breathe easier Did you know that a Lennox PureAir™ whole-home air purification system improves indoor air quality better than any single system on the market?* If you or a family member suffer from allergies or asthma symptoms that are triggered by indoor air irritants, a PureAir system can provide efficient [...]
Tip 1: Clean Your Air Whether your family was sick with the flu this winter or you forgot to change your filters during the busy holiday season, chances are your home could use a refresh. Spring is the perfect time to clean the air your family is breathing. To do this, take the shields of your vents and vacuum them thoroughly, and then swap out your air filters for new ones. Want to breathe even more perfect air year-round? The PureAir™ Air Purification System works to eliminate 99% of germs and bacteria in the air, and it [...]
Fortunately, the old adage is true: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We've gathered a few tips to help you protect your family from the flu this winter: Wash your hands, surfaces and even cleaning supplies. Often. Just 15-20 seconds of hand washing with soap and warm water—or alcohol-based rub—can help protect you from germs. Since human influenza viruses can survive on surfaces for up to 48 hours, kitchen and bath fixtures should also be scrubbed down regularly. Sterilize cellulose sponges in the dishwasher. Down your vitamin C. Good sources include citrus fruit, peppers, tomatoes, [...]
With cold weather comes the beginning of cold and flu season. While the timing and duration varies, the season of sniffles usually begins in October and peaks between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before the sneezing and coughing hits your household, it's important to take steps for a healthy home. This means going beyond disinfectant wipes and rethinking the air that surrounds your family. Find your local Lennox® dealer to start a conversation about healthy air in your home and follow the tips below to stop sickness from spreading this cold and flu season. Keep the [...]