Fall Is In The Air: How To Improve Indoor Air Quality This Fall?
Fall is officially here, and there’s more than just the smell of apple cider and pumpkin spice in the air! Your indoor air quality can also suffer this time of year. To boost your home comfort and enjoy this season to its fullest, pay attention to these tips on how to improve your indoor air quality.
1. Use Natural Air Fresheners
While they smell good, a lot of air fresheners aren’t the best for your air quality – or your health. Commercial air fresheners usually have VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which are gases that get released into the air from processes or products. Breathing in these chemicals can cause health issues, like headaches, irritation in the eyes, nose and throat, nausea and vomiting, and dizziness. Long-term exposure to VOCs can even lead to cancer and damage to your kidneys, liver, and central nervous system. Consider throwing out your commercial air fresheners and getting natural air fresheners instead to reduce indoor air pollution and improve your health.
2. Clean Often
Clean your house often this season. We mean really clean it. Dust off ceiling fans, vents and registers, bookcases or anywhere that collects dust. Vacuum and steam clean your carpet regularly. Ask all household members and guests to remove their shoes before entering the house, as you can track in pollutants on the bottom of your shoes. And last but not least, make sure you are using the right cleaning products. A lot of cleaning products are loaded with toxic chemicals that can actually worsen your indoor air quality. Try using more natural products for the best results.
3. Invest In Indoor Air Quality Solutions
One surefire way to improve your indoor air quality is to purchase indoor air quality solutions for your home. A lot of HVAC companies, such as Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric, will offer products and services like UV air cleaners, air filters, dehumidifiers, green safety ductwork, and more. If your home is experiencing poor indoor air pollution, then combat that with an indoor air quality solution that’ll fix the problem for you.
4. Maintain Your HVAC System
Your heating and cooling system improves your indoor air quality by bringing fresh air inside and filtering the air in your home. When it’s not properly cared for, however, it can actually worsen your indoor air quality. That’s why we recommend scheduling maintenance annually, and changing your air filters every 30-90 days. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, the EPA, ASHRAE, and CDC actually recommend you upgrade your air filters to the highest efficiency possible that’s compatible with your unit. Dirty air filters, regardless, aren’t as effective in filtering out pollutants so you want to make sure you’re changing those often. Routine maintenance by a professional can help reduce contaminant buildup in your system and improve air circulation in your home.
Contact The Pros at Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric For All Your HVAC and Indoor Air Quality Needs In Tampa, FL And Surrounding Areas This Fall
Looking to schedule HVAC maintenance or invest in indoor air quality products or services? Give us a call! Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric is here to help with all your HVAC and indoor air quality needs. You can call Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric at (813) 524-6313 or contact us online here to schedule your appointment today.