As the weather turns cooler in the Dayton area, certain air quality concerns appear. During fall, you might experience a drop in indoor air quality for a number of reasons. Find out more about these concerns and how you can deal with them and keep the air in your home healthy.
Warm days and cold nights can be tough on your HVAC system, which can lower your indoor air quality. You might find that it needs to work harder in order to keep up with heating or cooling your home. You might also have to switch between heating and cooling, which can put added strain on your HVAC equipment. Changing to a smart or programmable thermostat can help protect air quality throughout the season.
Too Much Humidity
During fall, humidity levels can still be as high as they normally are during the summer months. This can lead to too much humidity inside your home, which increases your risk of mold growth. Running your air conditioner or using a dehumidifier helps remove excess humidity in your home, which improves indoor air quality.
Dust and Debris
Dust and other allergens can make their way through your home if you have a dirty air filter in your HVAC system. This can trigger allergies and asthma all season long. You can cut down on the amount of allergens and other pollutants inside your home by putting in a new air filter. This filter helps trap dust and other particles, resulting in healthier indoor air in your Dayton home.
Problems with air circulation is among the most common air quality concerns during fall. When your home has poor air circulation, only some parts of your home get fresh air. The air in other parts can fill up with dust and other allergens, leading to poor indoor air quality. Ensuring that you have proper ventilation helps prevent this problem.
If you need help improving your indoor air quality, call Detmer and Sons. We provide prompt and reliable HVAC maintenance and other services that can make the air in your Dayton home healthier.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).