The current transition from the hotter to the colder months beckons us to stay indoors. This also means one thing — the air we breathe must be of the highest quality. Fall comes with its unique set of indoor air quality issues, and in this blog post, HVAC and plumbing services contractor A-1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing highlights practical solutions that will help resolve them.
Dealing With Dust and Allergens
Like in spring, the fall months are known for triggering allergies as a result of an increase in dust, pollen and other airborne contaminants. This issue is further exacerbated when the winter months come, with households spending more time indoors and having the windows closed most of the time. In addition to regular cleaning around the house, investing in high-quality filters for the heating system should help minimize respiratory issues caused by these allergens. The same can be achieved with the use of an air purifier that traps airborne particles effectively.
Combating Poor Ventilation
As already mentioned, windows are closed most of the time during fall to keep the indoors warm. This, however, leads to a lack of air circulation, which, in turn, causes the buildup of pollutants. HVAC and plumbing service technicians like us recommend opening them for at least a few minutes to allow fresh air in and expel the stale indoor air, as long as the outdoor temperatures are within comfortable range. When cooking food or taking a shower, always make it a point to turn the exhaust fans on to get rid of the airborne allergens.
Keeping Indoor Humidity Within Acceptable Levels
Fall can bring excess moisture into your home due to temperature fluctuations or rainstorms, exposing the indoors to mold and mildew growth. Consider investing in a dehumidifier to maintain proper humidity levels. Keep the bathroom and basement clean, dry and well-ventilated, and deal with leaks and other signs of water damage promptly to minimize moisture accumulation.
Get in Touch With Us!
At A1 Comfort Care Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, our air quality professionals can inspect your space and provide an assessment of air quality, along with solutions that will work for your home or business. We offer a wide variety of Carrier® products, including humidifiers, ventilators and air purifiers, that will improve your indoor environment.
Our company is also among the top providers of local plumbing services. Count on our team of professional plumbers to ensure your home’s pipes and other fixtures are in great shape in time for the colder months ahead. Get in touch with us today by calling (732) 578-0379. You may also fill out our contact form to request an estimate.