Fall Is In The Air: Top 5 Indoor Air Quality Tips For Homeowners
Fall is in the air – and we don’t just mean because of pumpkin spice lattes and fresh apple cider. Your indoor air quality could use some attention this fall. According to the EPA, your indoor air quality could be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor air. Here are some tips and tricks to improving the quality of your air this season.
Clean Often and Regularly
While this may sound obvious, there’s more to it than just wiping off counters and sweeping. To improve your air quality, you want to wipe dust from ceiling fans, air vent, exhaust vents and anywhere that dust and dander are likely to collect. If you have carpet, it’s also a good idea to vacuum and steam clean regularly. Not only that, but when you have guests over, remind them to remove their shoes at the door. Wearing shoes in your home could track in contaminants that are harmful to the air you breathe.
Change Your Air Filters
As a general rule of thumb, you want to change your air filter every 1-3 months. Because your air filters collect pollutants such as dust, mold, pet dander, and more, it’s essential you keep it clean. If you don’t, air can’t pass through as readily and it can become clogged. Not only can changing your air filter improve your indoor air quality, but it can also improve energy efficiency, extend the life of your HVAC unit, and improve air flow.
Control Humidity Levels
According to the EPA, humidity levels inside your home should be between 30-50%. To control humidity levels, you should use your exhaust fans and ventilation fans whenever you are cooking and/or bathing. Exhaust fans remove pollutants from the indoor air, while ventilation fans work to bring clean air into an enclosed space. They both work to help you control humidity levels when you need it the most.
Avoid Toxic Air Fresheners
Air fresheners smell good and who doesn’t want their living space to smell nice? However, there are some air fresheners you should avoid. If your air freshener contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) then consider throwing those out and investing in a natural air freshener. The toxic chemicals in these air fresheners can lead to indoor air pollution.
Schedule a Duct Cleaning
Last but not least, consider fall to be the perfect time to schedule your duct cleaning. Allergens and dust can build up inside your ducts and circulate irritants within your home if not cleaned regularly. A duct cleaning can create a cleaner, healthy living environment, reduce allergens and irritants, help you and your family breathe better, and improve air flow efficiency. Improve your indoor air quality and schedule a duct cleaning today.
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Since 1972, Weeks Service Company has been providing quality, professional duct cleaning services to people in League City, Houston, and the surrounding areas. To schedule your duct cleaning with us today, give us a call at 281-738-1362 or contact us online here.