Does Spring Affect Indoor Air Quality?

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Temperatures are getting warmer, so you may be tempted to run outside and enjoy the sun and the fresh air. But how clean is the air in your home when you return indoors?

Indoor air quality is a topic that homeowners often overlook. However, as the seasons change and spring is upon us, it is essential that the air you breathe is free of pollutants, allergens, and bacteria that may be sacrificing your health. The seasons affect indoor air quality more than you may think, and knowing how to keep up with these changes will undoubtedly benefit your home.

So how does spring affect indoor air quality? C&C has the answers!

Pollutants Enter Through Windows

Opening the windows to let the fresh air inside during the spring is refreshing, but it can also invite some unwelcomed guests into your home. Pollen is one of the major triggers of allergies in the spring and can easily enter your home alongside dust and bacteria. These pollutants can lead to short-term and long-term respiratory issues and drastically affect indoor air quality. During peak allergy season, consider keeping your windows closed.

Harmful Chemicals From Cleaning Supplies

This is the time of the year for spring cleaning, meaning it is time to pull out all your favorite (and sometimes harsh) cleaning products. Although these products can get your home as clean as a whistle, they can be extremely harmful to inhale and impact your indoor air quality when used frequently.

Heavy Rain Can Bring Mold

April showers bring May flowers, right? Mold thrives in damp and warm conditions, so heavy rainfall is the perfect breeding ground for mold. When it rains or if it is humid, surfaces become damp, allowing for mold spores to attach and grow. Being exposed to mold can lead to severe allergic reactions and even difficulty breathing.

How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Spring 

Although spring comes with its own set of issues regarding indoor air quality, there are several steps you can take to combat these issues. Firstly, be mindful of the chemicals you use to clean your home. Check the labels to ensure you use natural, non-toxic cleaning products to protect your family’s health.

Another investment that all homeowners should consider is an indoor air purifier. These devices kill mold, bacteria, and viruses while reducing allergens and other airborne particles. While no indoor air quality solution can remove 100% of air contaminants, air purifiers drastically reduce pollutants, especially during the spring. If you have allergy or asthma sufferers in your home, an air purifier should be on your checklist for purchasing this spring.

If you are ready to improve the indoor air quality in your New Jersey home, the experts at C&C would love to help! Give us a call today at 732-860-2660 to learn more about our indoor air quality services.  

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