Top 5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality This Spring

Posted on March 21, 2023

Spring is here, meaning it’s time to open the windows and let some fresh air in. After months spent cooped up indoors, a change of perspective can do wonders for both your physical and mental health. But what about air quality? Stale air inside a home or business can contain allergens, dust, mold spores, and other pollutants that can cause or worsen respiratory issues. 

Fortunately, you can take a few simple steps to improve your air quality this spring. Let’s look at five tips you can use to ensure your indoor air is as clean as possible.

1) Change Your Filters Regularly

The most important thing you can do to improve indoor air quality is to regularly change the filters in your HVAC system. Dirty filters can restrict airflow, which reduces efficiency and causes particles like dust, pet dander, and pollen to build up in the ducts. On average, you should change the filters in your HVAC system every three months or so — and more often if someone in your household or business has allergies or asthma.

2) Clean Regularly

Dust accumulates quickly due to a variety of sources such as pets, clothes dryers, furniture fabric, human skin cells, cooking residue — the list goes on! To keep these particles from building up and contaminating your indoor air supply, make sure to vacuum carpets and rugs frequently (preferably using a HEPA filter vacuum cleaner), mop hard floor surfaces with an all-purpose cleaner at least once a week, and wipe down furniture surfaces with a damp cloth regularly. 

3) Reduce Humidity Levels

High humidity levels create an ideal environment for mold growth — which can lead to serious respiratory issues when inhaled over long periods of time. To avoid this problem altogether (or reduce its severity), keep humidity levels below 50% by using dehumidifiers when necessary or opening windows if it’s not too humid outside. Additionally, ensure any areas prone to water buildup are properly ventilated; bathrooms should have exhaust fans installed near showers/baths, while kitchens should have range hoods installed above stoves/cooktops that vent directly outdoors rather than recirculating polluted air. 

4) Ventilate Before You Renovate

Are you planning to renovate any part of your commercial or residential building this year (such as painting walls or replacing carpeting)? Be sure to open windows beforehand so that any fumes emitted from new materials don’t get trapped inside!

5) Get an Air Duct Cleaning

An air duct cleaning can help improve indoor air quality by helping to remove the accumulation of dirt, dust, pollen, and other allergens from the heating and cooling system in your home or office. Regularly scheduled cleanings are essential for efficient airflow as these contaminants can significantly reduce the effectiveness of your system.

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