How to Mitigate the Most Common 室内空气质量 Problems in Fall
September 20, 2021 - No Comments - Posted by Ryno IT
Like many people, fall could be your favorite season of the year. 毕竟, 这是一段温暖的时光, 丰盛的汤, 面包, 和炖菜, 木柴在壁炉里噼啪作响, 和冷却器, 温和的温度. 鉴于霜, 冰, and snow have yet to hit the ground in most areas, it’s additionally a time of relatively easy driving. Unfortunately, fall is also a season with a number of serious 室内空气质量 (室内空气品质)问题. Whether the interior of your Texas home is plagued with excessively dry, 布满灰尘的空气, 或空气中含有污染物, the following four tips are guaranteed to help.
The first step in mitigating many common fall-time IAQ issues is changing your HVAC air filter. If your HVAC system is used on a daily basis, filter changes should be done once each month. 在秋天, you may even want to start using an air filter that’s rated for capturing and collecting a greater number of airborne contaminants and particulates. Air filters are given minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings of one to 16. Filters rated above 13 are typically reserved for hospital settings, 医学实验室, 以及其他类似的环境. Choosing an option with a rating of 10 to 12 will ensure that the maximum amount of allergens and contaminants are being picked up and retained.
Air filter performance is especially important during the months of fall and winter. 在这样的季节里,, people are spending far more time in the home and with all windows and doors sealed shut. Air filters should be able to capture dirt, 灰尘, 宠物毛屑, 花粉, and any other organic particulates that get tracked into the home. They should also be able to collect residues from any cleaning agents and other sanitizing or deodorizing products that are being distributed throughout the closed space.
There are many benefits to having your HVAC system tuned up during the fall. Your heating and cooling equipment will work reliably and far more efficiently. It’s important to note that fall isn’t always a progressively cooler season. Temperatures can toggle between moderately cool and moderately warm. As such, you may need your air conditioner on some days and your heater on others. 两者都应该处于良好的工作状态.
在保护室内空气质量方面, the functionality and performance of your HVAC system definitely matter. This equipment doesn’t just regulate temperatures. It also helps filter or purify the indoor air and regulate humidity. Although the indoor air is often drier in Texas homes during the fall, more indoor cooking and constant indoor entertaining can also lead to dramatic increases in humidity. 与调整, you can make sure that your HVAC system is able to extract excess humidity as needed so that common, fall-time woes like mold spore development don’t occur.
Who doesn’t enjoy the relaxing, crackling, and popping sounds of a real wood fire? Although building a fire in your fireplace is a sure way to create a cozy ambiance in your home, it’s also guaranteed to drop your IAQ significantly. This remains true even if you’ve recently had your flue cleaned and have burned a few creosote-clearing logs. If you have to have a real wood fire, consider setting up a fire pit in your backyard. Replace your indoor wood-burning fireplace with a gas-fired model. There are many gas-fired options with natural-looking logs. In fact, some even make the distinctive snapping and popping sounds of actual burning wood.
It’s also a good idea to limit the number of candles you burn indoors during a season in which windows and doors are typically sealed shut. 就像真木壁炉一样, candles are great at creating a desirable ambiance, but they additionally diminish a home’s IAQ. Look for flameless, battery-powered candles instead. In addition to having a convincing look, flameless candles aren’t a fire hazard.
4. Consider Investing in IAQ 服务 and Equipment
If you have someone living in your home with a chronic respiratory condition or if your air quality is consistently low, consider having a whole-house air purifier installed. This unit will effectively supplement the work that your HVAC air filter does. To combat dry air, consider the benefits of a humidifier. Regulating humidity will create cleaner and more comfortable living conditions. It can additionally prevent problems like condensation at the windows, 发霉的地毯和窗帘, and many other moisture-related damages throughout the building.
Every home has its own unique air quality concerns, especially during the months of fall. 新宝5测速, we offer a comprehensive range of heating and air conditioning serv冰s to residents of the greater Arlington, TX, area. 我们还提供 空气净化服务, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and advanced air filtration equipment. Call us today to schedule a consultation appointment.