Clean and fresh air—something that individuals with asthma and allergies need to feel comfortable on a regular basis. Although it’s easier to breathe better at certain times of the year (more than others) for those with asthma and allergies, fall and winter can be particularly hard to get through because most homeowners keep their windows closed. Whether or not you have loved ones who suffer from allergies or asthma, it is important to consider the air quality in your home. This is because poor air quality can also affect any person’s health.
If you would like to improve your home’s indoor air quality in the fall, or any other season, consider the following:
An air purifier.
One of the best things about buying and then using an air filter is that it traps, and thus removes, a ton of airborne particles floating throughout the air in your home. Also, another benefit of using one is that it can prolong the life of your heating unit by limiting the amount of dust or dirt the heating unit’s air filter might trap. Lastly, most new models are so advanced that you feel the results almost instantly.
Keeping your windows open as much as Mother Nature will allow you.
Although most homeowners will undoubtedly turn the heat up and close all of their windows during the fall and winter, opening them any time the temperature is bearable will make a big difference. After all, nothing is often better than having some clean and fresh air circulate throughout your home at any time of the year!
If you haven’t done so yet—change your air filter and call a heating company to schedule a duct cleaning!
If your heating unit has not had its air filter replaced at all, or since last winter ended, chances are your indoor air quality is poor. Also, if you cannot recall when the last time your ductwork was checked (if ever) it is likely littered with dust and debris, and thus damaging you air quality. So, if you want to up your chances of breathing clean air, replace your filter, and call someone out to evaluate the condition of your ductwork!
In all, if you want to ensure that you and your loved ones breathe clean air during the fall, considering these three things above may make a HUGE difference!