How to Deal With Fall Indoor Air Quality Problems

With the fall season right around the corner, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This change from one season to the next can affect the indoor air quality of your home. And since people tend to spend more time indoors during the cooler months, it is important to make sure your indoor air quality is protected, keeping you warm and cozy throughout the year.

Fall Indoor Air Quality Problems

Kemnitz Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. shares some of the most common indoor air quality problems in the fall and how to mitigate them.

Increased Airborne Irritants

While summer is high time for pollen, fall is high time for mold, a contaminant associated with plant death. The decomposition of leaves release mold spores and other bacteria into the air and these contaminants can enter the air in your home through doors and windows. This can grow inside your ductwork and cause a musty odor to spread in your living spaces. With a simple duct cleaning, you can give your HVAC a fresh and pleasant start as the seasons change.

Filthy Air Filters

Your air filter removes contaminants from your indoor air. But to accomplish this, it needs to be changed regularly. Otherwise, it will become clogged, hindering the flow of air within the indoor space. Most heating repair specialists recommend replacing air filters once every three months. It may also be time to upgrade to a higher-rated air filter.

Temperature Changes

During fall, temperatures continue to dip, causing the temperatures between the outdoors and your indoor space to increase. All of these factors can aggravate the air that enters your home. By upgrading your insulation or sealing your home, you can keep the treated air inside and contaminants outside where they belong.

Kemnitz Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. provides top-rated indoor air quality solutions, including humidifier installation and Carrier heater repair. Give us a call at (949) 453-8500 or fill out our contact form to talk to one of our expert technicians. We work with the residents of Irvine and the nearby communities.

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