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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Your Home This Fall

Fall is in the air – and not just because of pumpkin spice lattes and fresh apple cider. Your indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor air, according to the EPA. Here are some tips and tricks to improving your homes indoor air quality this fall.

  1. Clean Often

We don’t just mean wiping down counters and picking up your toddler’s endless pile of toys. To improve your indoor air quality, you’ll want to wipe dust from ceiling fans, air vents, exhaust fans, and anywhere dust and dander may collect. Not only that, but also vacuuming regularly and asking guests to remove shoes before entering your home are other ways to help.

  1. Avoid Toxic Air Fresheners

While they may smell good, there are some air fresheners you want to avoid. The toxic chemicals in air fresheners can lead to indoor air pollution. If your air freshener contains volatile organic compounds (VOCs) then consider throwing those out and investing in a natural air freshener.

  1. Change Your Filters

If it’s been more than 3 months, consider changing your air filters this fall. Most manufacturers recommend you change your filters every 1-3 months. Not only can this improve your indoor air quality, but it can also improve energy efficiency, extend the life of your HVAC unit, improve airflow, and more.

  1. Proper Ventilation

Did you know that lack of proper ventilation and poor indoor air quality has been known to cause sensory irritation, asthma, allergies, and other diseases and illnesses? Even though October is a little colder, try opening some windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home. By letting fresh air inside your home, you can really help improve your indoor air quality while also achieving proper ventilation.

  1. Control Humidity Levels

Humidity levels inside your home should be between 30-50%, according to the EPA. To control humidity levels, you can take cooler showers, dry your laundry outside, and actively use your exhaust and ventilation fans when cooking and/or bathing.  By actively using fans, you can help move potential air contaminants out, achieving better humidity levels.

  1. Schedule a Duct Cleaning

Allergens and dust can build up inside your ducts and circulate irritants within your home. By scheduling duct cleaning, you can help improve your indoor air quality. A duct cleaning can create a cleaner, healthy living environment, reduce allergens and irritants, help you and your family breathe better, and improve air flow efficiency.

Need To Schedule A Duct Cleaning? Contact The Pros At Freedom Air In Cocoa, FL For All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs!

At Freedom Air in Cocoa, FL, your comfort is our number one priority. Whether you need a duct cleaning, HVAC maintenance, attic insulation, or something else, our team of experts are here to assist you with all your indoor air quality needs. Call us today at 321-631-6886 or fill out our online form here so a team member can be in touch with you shortly.