3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Spring
Spring is a wonderful time of the year when the flowers are in bloom and the temperatures warm up. There is no denying that spring is beautiful. It is a welcomed change from the dark and gloomy winter. However, it is also a key time year for seasonal allergies.
If you or any member of your family is experiencing seasonal allergies, this would be a great time to perform spring cleaning. While you’re at it, we also recommend that you take steps to improve your indoor air quality.
Freshen and recharge your home this spring with these easy tips.
Fling open your windows
Believe it or not, the air in your home can be more polluted as compared to the outdoor air. Since your doors and windows have been locked all winter, the air quality inside your home may suffer.
Before you turn on your air condition this summer, it is best to call in a HVAC technician to have your system checked and inspected. This is important as it helps ensure that your air conditioner is in top shape and prevents breakdown during the hottest months of the year. A broken AC is not only an inconvenience and can be costly.
Without proper ventilation, the air inside your home becomes odorous, humid and stale. Not only does it trigger allergy symptoms, it also encourages mold growth. Molds can pose a threat to your family’s health. If not addressed immediately, it can be extremely difficult to eliminate.
The bathroom is one of the areas in your home that is most susceptible to mold growth. As such, we advise that you turn on the exhaust fan during and after taking a shower. This will help disperse moisture, which contribute to mold growth. Also, make sure that the kitchen is well ventilated.
Change air filters
Most people don’t give their air filters much thought, but what they don’t realize is that dirty and clogged air filters can lead to many problems. It pushes your system to work harder, leads to higher utility bills and also contributes to poor indoor air quality.
If your air filters are dirty, dirt, dust and other debris will be re-circulated back into the air. This triggers allergic symptoms and may impact your health in a negative way. To keep allergens at bay, it is best to check your air filters every month and replace it when needed. For best results, choose an air filters with a high MERV rating.