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3 Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality In Fall

by Melissa Stevens on Oct 05, 2021

3 Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality In Fall

Fall is officially here! That means many of us will spend most of our time indoors, so it's important to protect the indoor air quality in your home. 

Fall is the perfect time to focus more on improving the indoor air quality in your home because the cooler weather forces more people indoors. We put together 3 easy tips to help you get started!

1. Clean Regularly

Use a microfiber cloth to wipe any dust away from ceiling fans, air registers, and other surfaces in your home. You should also take a look inside your ductwork. If you see dirt, dust, or debris, it's probably a good idea to call a professional to have the ductwork cleaned. You should also vacuum regularly and wash blankets that were stored away during summer before you use them.

2. Use Natural Air Freshener Alternatives

Aerosol air fresheners often have volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to breathe in. Instead of using a synthetic commercial air freshener with harmful chemicals, try a natural alternative, such as an essential oil diffuser or simmer pot! You can use fall scents, such as apple, cinnamon, and clove. You’ll save money and keep your indoor air quality at a healthier level.

3. Maintain Your Comfort System

Your HVAC system improves your indoor air quality by constantly filtering the air in your home and bringing fresh air indoors. You should check the filters for your comfort system at least once per month and change them when they get dirty. For an extra clean HVAC system, check out our EnviroAire Media Air Cleaners! It's also a good idea to have your heating system inspected by a professional once per year before you start using it in the fall. This will help prevent indoor air quality problems in your home as well as ensure your HVAC system is working properly.

If you have any concerns about your indoor air quality or want to improve it, check out our EnviroAire IAQ products!