For many homeowners in Dayton, fall is a favorite time of year, with the changing colors and autumn scents around every corner, yet fall can bring some specific indoor air quality concerns that you cannot ignore. From fall-scented candles to decor that can bring in indoor air quality issues, you must pay some attention to air quality as you plan your activities this season. Here are some fall IAQ concerns that you don’t want to overlook.
Fall Candles Pose a Heavy Risk
Many homeowners love to turn on a fall candle, allowing the scent of apples and cinnamon to set the stage for their home for the season. However, many popular scented candles are made from petroleum based wax, and burning them allows those chemicals to pollute your indoor air. Also, cheap candles may contain a lead wick, which adds further pollution. Finally, many people are sensitive to the chemicals that create these aromas.
Fall Decor Can Add Problems
Fall decor is another place where you could be introducing indoor air quality problems to your home. Those cute pumpkins you picked from the patch? After a few weeks, they may start to rot, adding mold and mildew to the air. The multi-colored corn you keep putting out in the fall? It likely is full of dust and also has the potential to harbor mold. Even hay from hay bales is an allergen to many people and can add more dust to the air inside your home.
Preventing Fall IAQ Concerns
So what can you do to prevent these fall IAQ concerns in your home? First, swap out your candles or other scented products. Choose products made from natural wax using essential oils for fragrance. Then, opt for fake decor instead of the real thing, or keep hay, corn, and pumpkins outside.
You can also improve your indoor air quality with a home air purifier and air filtration system. Contact Detmer and Sons today to learn more about having one of these installed in your home to protect your indoor air quality in your Dayton, OH home all year long.