Indoor air quality problems are present year-round, but certain issues become more prevalent in autumn. Rather than closing up your home and dealing with them all winter, take action to alleviate them now. The Roth Heating Company pros are sharing the top causes of fall air quality problems and how homeowners can combat them.
Most people attribute high humidity levels to spring and summer, when the weather is damp and rainy. However, fall has plenty of days with 100 percent humidity. This is troublesome because humidity attracts and supports mold and mildew growth, and can cause respiratory problems if left untreated. Follow these tips to keep your indoor humidity level down:
If you notice mold growth, window condensation, or water damage or stains, we may recommend a dehumidifier to eliminate the extra moisture. A whole-home dehumidifier automatically senses humidity levels and removes moisture as the air cycles to keep your home comfortable.
Fall is known to have higher levels of dust mites, not to mention other allergens and airborne contaminants that come from fall harvests. Rather than suffering with itchy eyes, a stuffy nose, and frequent sinus headaches, follow these steps for cleaner air:
Autumn in Wisconsin means fluctuating temperatures. One day might be in the upper 70s and the next in the mid-50s, which means you may be left switching back and forth between your furnace and A/C. Rather than wasting energy and coming home to uncomfortable temperatures because you forgot to switch your thermostat over, upgrade to a smart Wi-Fi thermostat. These smart controls let you:
We’ll recommend Carrier® humidifiers, dehumidifiers, or air ventilators as needed to balance humidity levels and improve ventilation if problems in your home are severe enough.
Indoor air quality should be taken seriously—there are a number of issues that can take a toll on your family’s comfort and health. Leave it to the pros here at Roth Heating. Whether we’re recommending products to relieve fall air quality problems or giving your home a clean bill of health, you can trust us to share honest feedback. That’s just how our good, old-fashioned team works. Call 414-764-4700 or contact us today for air quality help.