3 Common Springtime Threats to Indoor Air Quality

Did you know that seasonal changes can threaten the indoor air quality at your Charlotte, NC, home? Even with proper ventilation and routine maintenance, spring temperatures and humidity can affect your indoor air and irritate your sinuses, cause headaches and make you more tired than usual. Keep reading to learn more about common springtime threats to your indoor air quality and how to defend your home from them.

Pesticides

As the temperatures warm up, bugs show up at your house looking for food, water and shelter. Instead of using pesticides to get rid of pests, choose non-chemical solutions. Take a proactive approach to pest control by doing the following:

  • Repair gaps between windows and doors.
  • Put pet food away in between feedings.
  • Clean up the kitchen right after a meal.
  • Fix water leaks.

If you’ve done everything to keep pests away but still have a problem, ask your pest control company to use non-toxic products. Natural, eco-friendly solutions are better for the planet and keep your indoor air cleaner.

Pollen

When trees bloom during the spring, pollen levels rise. Not only does pollen cover outdoor surfaces in a green powdery substance, but it also makes its way into your house. Pollen makes you sneeze, affects your concentration, and makes you feel miserable. Keep pollen from affecting your indoor air by dusting, changing the air conditioner’s filter and closing the windows until the blooming season ends.

Humidity

Finally, spring brings all kinds of weather to the area including showery, humid weather. As moisture levels rise, microbial can end up in the air. Consider investing in a dehumidifier to keep your home’s humidity level in check and prevent microbial from growing in dark, damp corners in your home.

Prepare your home for spring weather and improve its indoor air quality. Call AirWorks Cooling & Heating, LLC to learn more about our indoor air quality products like air purifiers and dehumidifiers to breathe easier no matter the season.

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