Published on April 18th, 2022
With the weather warming up and the sun coming out more often, spring can be an exciting time of year. However, there is one large downside to spring: allergies. The air quality tends to suffer during these months, and individuals with conditions such as allergies or asthma can suffer from extra health effects.
Luckily, with the help of Blue Frost Heating & Cooling, there are many ways you can easily improve your indoor air quality this spring.
Use Green Cleaning Products
A deep spring cleaning is a great idea, but if you’re using cleaners that have harmful chemicals in them, you may be doing more harm than good. A lot of cleaning products have what are known as VOCs, or Volatile Organic Compounds. These are chemicals that are harmful to your air quality and your health and should be avoided.
Choose products with all-natural ingredients that don’t have added scents such as pine or citrus. Although those seem clean, they are just chemical scents that are bad for your air quality.
Change Your Filters
We cannot stress enough how important it is to change the air filters in your furnace and air conditioner! It should be changed about every 1-3 months in order for your unit to reach optimum efficiency and for your air to be as clean as possible. Your air filter catches dust, dirt, debris, and any other air particles that float about.
If you don’t change your air filter, then the dirt just sits in the filter and re-circulates around your home. Changing the air filter in your HVAC systems will ensure that the air coming from your unit will be as clean, fresh and healthy as possible.
Whole-house Dehumidifier Installation
With warmer weather usually comes high humidity levels – and when there’s humidity, there’s moisture, which leads to mold and mildew. The best way to prevent any mold or mildew in your home is to use a dehumidifier. Some signs that you need a dehumidifier include condensation on your windows, a musty odor throughout your home, peeling wallpaper, or newly creaking doors. Remember that if your air is too dry or too moist, it means your air quality is poor.
Invest in Air Quality Products
A dehumidifier is a great tool to improve your indoor air quality – but there are many more as well! Devices such as air purifiers, the Aprilaire 700 fan Humidifier, Evergreen Variable Speed Motor, Trane CleanEffects, Aprilaire 1210 Air Cleaner, the Air Scrubber Plus, and more are all products we offer that can work wonders on your indoor air quality. You’d be surprised at how much your allergy symptoms will ease up after improving your indoor air quality. Even if you don’t suffer from allergies, having clean, healthy air is extremely important for your health and wellness.
Contact Us Today
Want to breathe easier this spring but aren’t sure where to start? Contact the air quality experts at Blue Frost for an indoor air quality evaluation! We can assess your home’s current state and needs to determine what the best solution would be for your home’s indoor air quality. Give us a call today!