Essential Indoor Air Quality Tips for the Fall Season

For many people, fall and spring are notorious for triggering allergies. During this time, dust, pollen and fur can make their way from the outdoors into your home, decreasing indoor air quality (IAQ) and giving rise to allergic responses in people susceptible to these particulates. Your heating and air conditioning plays a crucial role in filtering out contaminants and keeping you and your family healthy and safe.

Change Your Filters

Make it a habit to visually inspect your air and furnace filters at least once every 30 days. Our expert air conditioning installation contractor recommends cleaning or changing the filters within this time period as well. However, you can go as long as 90 days in between changes if they don’t yet seem to be completely covered in dust and dirt.

Air Purifiers

Contact your local HVAC company for air purifier options that you can add on to your existing heating and cooling system. Air purifiers can do wonders in improving your indoor air quality and making seasonal allergies a thing of the past. Of course, it’s essentialt to keep your home airtight and weatherproof to maximize these benefits.

Regular Maintenance and Repairs

The real workhorse of your indoor air quality is, of course, your main HVAC units. That’s why it’s important to perform regular heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance to keep them in good working order throughout the year. Many homeowners choose to have inspections performed yearly, but it’s actually best have them done twice a year, preferably in the spring and fall when pollen and other pollutants are at their peak.

Keep Your Family Healthy and Safe with Sierra Air

At Sierra Air, we can help provide you with heating and cooling solutions to improve your comfort and indoor air quality. Give us a call at (775) 800-5500 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and get a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Reno, NV, and nearby areas.