Fall is (almost) in the air – and we don’t mean crisp, fresh air and the smell of pumpkin spice! Your indoor air quality is important to your health and wellness. This fall, make sure you’re paying attention to how to improve your indoor air quality. Here are 6 tips.
1. Avoid Toxic Air Fresheners and Candles
A lot of air fresheners and candles, while they smell good, should be avoided. The toxic chemicals found in air fresheners and candles can lead to indoor air pollution. If your air freshener contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) then consider throwing those out and investing in natural air fresheners. If your candles are made with petroleum-based wax (paraffin) and are scented/aromatic, then you should avoid using those ones and going for a more natural candle – such as one that is made with beeswax or soy.
2. Make Sure You Have Proper Ventilation
If you can, try opening some windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home. Also make sure you’re using exhaust fans while cooking over the stove and also while bathing to help improve ventilation. Exhaust fans (and opening windows) can help remove excess moisture which can help balance humidity levels and also reduce mold and mildew growth.
3. Change Your HVAC Filter Often
You should plan on changing your HVAC filter every 1-3 months, depending on the activity in your home. A filter traps particles and if not changed routinely, then you’ll end up breathing in all that captured debris, dust and dirt. Allow the air to move freely and also improve your indoor air quality by making sure you’re changing them frequently.
4. Clean Your Home Regularly
Cleaning your home frequently helps eliminate contaminants on your floors, counters, tables, windows, etc. Dusting, sweeping, and mopping frequently can all help eliminate poor indoor air quality this fall. It’s also a good idea to remind family members and guests to remove shoes at the door before stepping inside. Many people don’t realize how many contaminants they can track inside on the bottom of their shoes.
5. Control Humidity Levels
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, you should try keeping humidity levels at 30-50% inside your home. To control humidity levels, try taking cooler showers, actively use your exhaust fans, fixing leaks right away, and keeping your AC running during especially hot and humid conditions.
6. Invest In Indoor Air Quality Solutions
To really make sure your indoor air quality is healthy this fall, consider investing in professional indoor air quality solutions. Some indoor air quality solutions offered at Temp Control include whole-home filtration systems, whole-home humidifiers, and UV germicidal systems. These solutions have their own set of benefits, but are all proven to help achieve healthy indoor air quality so you can breathe better. Learn more by contacting us today!
Contact Temp Control Today For All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs In The Nashville, TN and Surrounding Areas!
As a family-owned and operated business, your comfort is our number one priority. Temp Control is your trusted source for all your indoor air quality needs in the Nashville, TN and surrounding areas. To schedule an appointment, contact us today at 615-837-4449 or online here.