Anyone who lives in a region with four distinct seasons knows that the quality of your indoor air can be influenced by what’s going on outside. Just when it seems like you have a handle on it, a new cycle of weather starts and you have to create a new strategy. In this post, we have outlined some of the issues that can occur from poor air quality at different times of the year and how to have high-quality indoor air all year long.
Mould growth in your home is never a good thing, and has the potential to affect air quality to the point of making everyone in the house sick. Mould can be an issue in the spring, summer and fall as moisture levels and humidity is higher. In the spring, the snow is melting, in the summer, humidity is often higher than other times of the year and in the fall decaying vegetation can increase the likelihood of mold growth.
The spring and fall are when pollen can get into your home and create issues with allergies. Hay fever and other allergic reactions can make it difficult to breathe and cause watery eyes, sneezing and a generally unpleasant time for any allergy sufferer.
High humidity can pose a problem just about any time of the year, except for the winter. When the humidity inside your house rises, there is a higher likelihood of mold growth and it can be difficult to breathe, especially if you have allergies, asthma or other type of breathing related condition.
Dust can get into your home in the spring and summer when you’re more likely to keep doors and windows open. If you don’t change your air filters regularly, they can get clogged and the dust will be distributed throughout your home via the ductwork and through the vents.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to mitigate indoor air quality issues at any time of the year. In the winter, you can have a humidification system installed and a dehumidifier for when the humidity is higher. Air purification systems that attack airborne contaminants with UV light can help to boost your indoor air quality all year long and ensuring you have proper ventilation in your home will help you clear the air more efficiently.
Annual maintenance on your HVAC system is another strategy to help you keep the indoor air quality at an acceptable level. When you have an experienced HVAC technician come in and give your HVAC system a thorough inspection, you can feel confident that it is running as efficiently as possible and that your indoor air is as clean as you need it to be.
You can breathe easy all year round when you trust the experts at Woodbridge ClimateCare. We have the products you need to keep your air pure all year round. Contact us today.