How To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall Season
October 26th, 2021 by Emily Mixter
It’s that time of year again, when the summer is winding down and the fall is approaching quickly, sure to bring that crisp, cool air with it. But it can also bring pollutants and allergens. That’s why it’s important to consider what changes you may need to make to your home setup and HVAC systems to ensure that your air quality stays up to par.
Eliminate Sources of Pollution
Certain things we use inside our homes, such as cleaning products or even appliances, can worsen air quality inside the house. Take the time to ensure that things like gas stoves, fireplaces, and ovens are working correctly and can ventilate properly outside of your home. You can also consider having an HVAC professional take a look, and make sure everything is running as well as possible to improve your air quality.
Control Air Flow
Having your HVAC systems running more efficiently can help to improve air quality, and you can help make sure that’s happening by keeping your home airtight. This way, you are controlling how much air gets into the house, and keeping those pollutants out. Go through the home and double check that all leaks have been sealed to really be thorough.
Air Out the Home
As mentioned above, it’s a good idea to keep your home airtight as often as possible, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t occasionally open up the windows (and even the doors) and let the fresh fall air flow through the house. As that clean air circulates through your home, it has the ability to wash out air that has become stagnant and/or contains pollutants.
Use a Humidifier
Because the air outside can become very dry in the autumn months, the use of a humidifier can make the air quality within your home more comfortable to breathe. You can choose to either have an HVAC professional install one that’s connected to your other HVAC systems and humidifies the entire house, or just have individual units in certain rooms.
Have Your HVAC Systems Inspected
With the colder months coming up fast, it’s as good a time as any to get your HVAC systems inspected by reputable professionals. Ensuring that your hearing and air conditioning systems are running smoothly and up to date on maintenance is an excellent preemptive measure to keep your air quality top notch.
Contact Us Today
Managing air quality in your home can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be with Thornton Heating Services. If you require assistance with improving air quality, or any other HVAC needs, contact us today at Thornton Heating Services, Inc. We’ll have one of our trained HVAC professionals come out and help with any problem or questions you may have.