As the seasons change and we leave summer behind, many people won’t have to worry about their allergies until next year. For many others, the start of fall means they will face a new set of air quality challenges and allergens. Here are a few tips you can follow to improve your indoor air quality and reduce the allergens in your home.
We’ve all heard of spring-cleaning, but it’s equally as important to do a thorough clean of your home at the end of the summer. Over the summer, many of us spend a lot of time outdoors, so the cleanliness inside our homes tends to take a back seat. We also tend to leave our windows open more in the summer, which allows pollen and other allergens to enter our homes and settle in nooks and crannies. When you close the windows at the end of the season, the particles become trapped and circulate throughout your home. Be sure to dust and vacuum all of those hard to reach spots to start the fall season off with a clean slate.
Another great air quality tip that falls into the housekeeping category is changing your air filter. There are a ton of benefits to changing your air filter, but the most noticeable will be the air quality in your home. If you struggle with allergies, it’s imperative that you frequently check and change your air filter, you’ll notice a huge difference in your day-to-day symptoms. It would also be a good idea to invest in a whole-home air purification system. Portable units only improve the air quality in individual rooms, whereas whole-home units work in conjunction with your heating and cooling system to drastically improve the quality of your air.
Although there are a few things homeowners can do to improve the air quality in their homes at the end of the season, the best way to ensure you’re getting the cleanest air possible from your HVAC system is to schedule an end of season maintenance appointment. Our air quality tips will only take you so far, but a licensed technician can professionally clean the dust and debris from your ductwork, which is another key way to ensure you have great air quality. During your maintenance appointment, they will also make sure your HVAC system is ready for the cold months ahead.
Contact the experts at Delta Air Systems Ltd. to book your end of season maintenance and for more advice on improving the air quality in your home.
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