Breathe Easier: Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Spring

vase of tulips inside, demonstrating how it can look when you apply indoor air quality solutions

As spring arrives, many of us look forward to spending more time outdoors and opening up our homes after a long winter spent mostly indoors. But after months of closed windows and doors, your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) has likely diminished and needs some attention to restore healthier air. And while poor IAQ can negatively impact your health and wellbeing in numerous ways, often the last thing many people consider are indoor air quality solutions.

At Hometown Heating, Air & Electric, we want to educate our community with indoor air quality solutions so more people can have healthier homes.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

In this blog post, we’ll share some valuable tips so you can breathe easier this spring by enhancing your IAQ.

vase of tulips showcasing the inside of a home that has applied indoor air quality solutions

Understand the Common Indoor Air Quality Issues

From pet dander to cooking grease, many pollutants become trapped inside your home over the winter months without proper ventilation. This stale, stagnant air circulates over and over, leading to diminished indoor air quality. In turn, this poor air quality allows allergens, dust, odors, smoke, and germs to build up. This can worsen allergies, asthma, sinuses, and even lead to more illnesses like common colds from the spread of germs in the air.

Use Air Purifiers and Cleaners

A good quality air purifier or cleaner is one of the best defenses against keeping indoor pollutants under control. Air purifiers effectively capture and remove allergens, dust, odors, smoke, pet dander, and other microscopic particles from the air. We recommend running your unit regularly to actively filter and refresh your indoor air and purchasing units properly sized for the square footage of your home for maximum effectiveness.

Add Humidity with a Humidifier

Low humidity levels can dry out your sinuses, skin, and hair. But too much humidity can lead to condensation on windows and the growth of mold and mildew. A humidifier maintains the ideal humidity level between 30-60% to balance better air quality and health. Proper humidity also helps preserve wooden furniture and floors in your home from drying out and cracking.

Ventilate with Fresh Outdoor Air

Finally, let fresh outdoor air in by using your HVAC system’s ventilation setting or by opening windows on nice days. Stale indoor air needs to be changed out regularly. Proper ventilation introduces new outdoor air and can significantly improve overall indoor air quality.

Don’t neglect your IAQ this spring! At Hometown Heating, Air & Electric, we provide expert installation, maintenance, and repair services to keep your indoor air quality so you can breathe easier all year long.

This spring, consider these indoor air quality solutions by using air purifiers, cleaners, and humidifiers and taking advantage of fresh, outdoor air. Contact us today with any questions about your indoor air quality and how Hometown Heating, Air & Electric can refresh your IAQ this spring.