There’s a lot of things to look forward to as we move deeper into fall, but allergy and flu season are not one of them, especially with COVID-19 still being a lingering concern. If you’re wondering what the best solution for keeping your family safe and comfortable this fall is, well…you’ve come to the right place! 

Keefe’s, a leading company in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana, offering AC repair services, provides some of the most innovative solutions in the indoor air quality industry for sale at the most affordable prices. As New Orleans natives, keeping our community safe is and has always been our top concern. Today, we are excited to share the benefits of these products with you and teach you why they are the best protective measures against fall allergies and dangerous viruses. 

Fall Allergies: What’s IAQ Got to Do With It?

At this time of the year, the great outdoors isn’t so great for fellow allergy sufferers. Ragweed, one of the most common allergies affecting 23 million people on average in the U.S., blooms in mid-September in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Plus, the warm and wet summer we just left behind can increase the chance of mold, another common allergy. But what’s indoor air quality got to do with this? 

Well, it helps you find relief when you’re at home, of course! Ragweed and other outdoor pollutants can be tracked indoors from clothing, shoes, purses, backpacks, and other things that regularly come and go into the house. Mold is more likely to grow in humid areas, such as the kitchen and bathroom. And there are tons of other pollutants that make indoor air two to five times dirtier than outdoor air and trigger negative symptoms. 

Say Bye, Bye, Bye to Risk of Viruses

Though flu season usually starts a little later in the year, around November or December, there’s no such thing as preparing too early as far as your indoor air quality is concerned. In fact, it’s best to prepare now, considering COVID-19 is still a major concern. 

Virus particles aren’t easy to get rid of once they find a way inside your home. They can live in the air for hours and infect other members of your family. Therefore, cleaning your air regularly is the best solution to reducing the risks of contracting many viruses!

At Keefe’s, you’ll find a wide selection of indoor air quality products for your home. We recommend investing in air purifiers with UV lights as these offer the most protection. Air purifiers with UV lights not only filter your air to trap germs and allergens, but they also kill these pollutants with UV lights to avoid reintroducing unhealthy air particles into your home. 

Lately, air purifiers with UV lights have been a favorite among New Orleans residents. These devices can be installed right into your existing HVAC unit the next time you schedule a heating or air conditioning service. Good news is, you won’t have to wait that long! 

You can just call us to schedule an appointment for a home air purifier installation right now!