5 Tips For Maintaining Indoor Air Quality Over The Holiday Season
As one of the most hectic times of the year, it can be easy to forget about indoor air quality when you’re holiday shopping or preparing a feast for your relatives. Breathe easier this season with these tips for maintaining indoor air quality no matter how crazy things get:
Use Non-Toxic Candles
Purchase soy or beeswax candles to illuminate mantles and other holiday displays this season. Standard candles feature toxic chemicals that pollute indoor air and can trigger allergy flare-ups among sensitive family members. Flameless candles provide an alternative that contributes to home safety, as they feature small light bulbs instead of wicks. They’re especially helpful if you have curious children and pets who can accidentally knock candles over.
Get The Ductwork Cleaned
Schedule professional ductwork cleaning to keep pollutants such as insect remains, mold and mildew spores, pet hair and dander, rodent excrement, dirt, and dust from circulating throughout your home. Keep the vents clean as well or consider switching to a ductless heating and cooling system that helps maintain clean indoor air year-round.
Control The Humidity
Keep indoor humidity under 40% when outdoor temperatures are between 20 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit and under 35% for temperatures between 10 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit. The right humidity level prevents mold and mildew from flourishing and triggering asthma and allergy attacks among family members since fungi require dark, damp conditions to thrive.
Don’t Allow Visiting Family To Smoke Indoors
Enforce a strict “no smoking” rule among visiting family members to keep indoor air fresh and healthy. Ask them to step outside so smoke doesn’t hang in the air, stain the walls, adding to dust in ductwork. Request the same of any family member who uses vape pens as well. While the flavored water vapor won’t necessarily pollute indoor air, it can be unpleasant for others to deal with.
Consider An Air Purification System
Talk to your local HVAC contractors about air purification system options for optimal indoor air cleaning. These systems remove a wide variety of contaminants from the air, including volatile organic compounds, mold, mildew, pollen, dust and dust mites, hair, and dander. Your system will help ensure family members aren’t coughing and sneezing this holiday season.
Schedule air purification and humidity control services with the friendly, experienced team at Precise Air Systems to breathe easier this holiday season and beyond.