Indoor Air Quality Tips For Fall

Fall is right around the corner, and we’re looking forward to the festivities of the season! It can be easy to overlook your air quality between picking out Halloween costumes for the kids, trying new fall recipes, and selecting the perfect autumnal decor.

While fall activities may be at the forefront of your mind, remember that proper management of your home’s indoor air quality is a year-round task! In fact, with the transition of the seasons comes the change of allergens, so you’ll want to pay extra attention to your home’s air quality this fall.

Fresh Filters

To lay the groundwork for pristine air quality, you’ll need to replace your HVAC system’s air filters consistently. The air filter is the first line of defense against dirt, dust, pollen, and other irritants. If the filter is clogged with debris, its filtration is severely limited and the contaminants spread throughout the air.

Replace your air filters regularly to keep your home’s air clean and easy to breathe. If you have difficulty remembering to change the filters, set a reminder on your phone or mark your calendar to swap the filter every 30 to 60 days. You’ll be surprised how fresh and clean your air is, thanks to regular filter replacements!

Keep Fragrances Natural

We understand how tempting it can be to pick up those limited edition fall scented fragrances and cleaning products! While the scent of pumpkin spice and apple cider sounds like a good idea, these fragrances often contain harmful chemicals that disrupt your indoor air quality.

If you just can’t seem to let go of your store-bought air fragrances, consider trying a natural alternative! There are many safe scented cleaning and fragrance options that you can make with a few items from your pantry, including:

  • Boiled spices and fruit peels
  • Baking soda
  • Pure essential oils

Don’t be afraid to mix and match different natural cleaning ingredients to create a signature scent for your home. Simmer some cinnamon sticks, apple and orange peels, and whole cloves for the perfect seasonal scent.

Flora Friends

Although the leaves outside are falling, your home’s houseplants are sure to thrive this fall season. Not only are houseplants a perfect way to add liveliness to a space, but they also act as natural purifiers for your home’s air. While not all plants’ air filtration abilities are created equal, there are a few purification superstars that can help improve your air quality, including:

  • Snake plants
  • English ivy
  • Aloe vera
  • Spider plant

When combined with indoor air quality solutions, plants can help keep your air fresh, so your next deep breath is full of relaxation!

Invest in a Quality Vacuum

Whether you task yourself or the kids with vacuuming, you’ll need a quality vacuum to remove deep-rooted dirt and debris in your home’s carpet and rug fibers. Regular dusting and vacuuming will remove excess dust and debris before it travels throughout the air and irritates respiratory conditions.

If your vacuum is nearing retirement, consider investing in a vacuum with a HEPA filter for your next buy, which is said to trap over 90 percent of dust and allergen particles. The more effective your vacuum cleaner is, the fewer irritants will be floating around your home!

Demopolis Indoor Air Quality Solutions

If your home’s air is plagued with airborne contaminants like dirt, dust, and pollen, give our team at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Electric a call. Our indoor air quality experts will come out to diagnose the issue and provide tailored solutions for your home. For more information, call us at (334) 231-6980 or complete our online contact form, and a team member will reach out to you shortly.