3 Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall
Monday, October 16, 2017
With fall finally here, and winter just around the corner, many homeowners all over the country are taking some time to prep the interiors of their homes, where they and their families are likely going to be spending most of their time in the coming months. While the fall months do have a wealth of different activities for you to enjoy inside and outside the home, the fact remains that most homeowners and their families typically spend more time inside their homes during these months. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the interior of your home, especially when the holiday decorations start going up and the holiday feasts start coming out, it is important to keep a couple of things in mind, and one of those is the indoor air quality of your home.
With so much time being spent inside your home, you and your family are going to be breathing in the air all day and night, and if your air is contaminated with dust, dirt, debris, and other contaminants, it could have some serious implications in terms of your overall health and wellness in the coming months. This makes fall an important time of year to ensure you’ve done everything you can to improve the indoor air quality of your home. How are you supposed to do this? To answer that question, our team of professionals have taken the time to put together this short list detailing a few of the most helpful tips we have put together over our years of service, to help ensure that you and your family can breathe easier this coming winter. Open Your Windows
The fall weather is usually quite mild, which makes it the perfect time of year to open up those windows and let in some fresh air, especially while cleaning. Opening up your windows from time to time in the fall will help cycle some of that stale air out of your home, and with the milder temperatures, it won’t be anywhere near as uncomfortable to do so as it would be in the hot summer months. Just giving your home that extra bit of ventilation will go a long way in helping to improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Get A Furnace Tune Up
As the weather starts to get colder and colder in the coming months, you are likely going to be making the transition from your air conditioning to your heating system or furnace, but before you do, it is important to make sure that you have the system properly and professionally tuned up. During the time that your heating system or furnace isn’t in use, it is likely going to accumulate a great deal of dirt and dust which will be circulated back through your house as soon as the system is back up and running. During the course of a professional tune up, all of these contaminants will be fully cleaned out to help ensure that you and your family aren’t stuck breathing in the same contaminated air again and again.
Control Moisture In Your Home
When winter finally arrives, the humidity is going to drop, and while that might mean more good hair days, it isn’t always good news for your respiratory system. Dry air can cause a number of health issues, ranging from nosebleeds, to coughs and lung irritation, and can even cause you to catch cold more easily. One of the best things you can do to help prevent this is to invest in a humidifier to help add a little bit of moisture back into the air. This will help keep the humidity in your home between a comfortable thirty and fifty percent, and ensure that you and your family are able to breathe a bit easier this coming winter. Contact your plumbing and HVAC team at &M Plumbing, Heating, Cooling today!