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What Season Produces the Worst Air Quality in My Home?

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While spring and summer bring a rise in allergies and increased humidity, the winter season can also heavily impact your indoor air quality. Each season has its own effect on the airflow and quality of air you breathe in your home, so it’s important to know what to expect and how to reduce seasonal issues.

How Do the Seasons Affect My Air?

Spring and summer warmth can bring more than blooming gardens and backyard barbecues. As temperatures rise, so do the levels of pollen and humidity, which can affect the quality of the air you’re breathing inside your home.

Once winter rolls around, you’re likely to insulate your home from the cold air outside. By sealing off your indoor space, you may wind up with poor air ventilation as fresh air can’t flow in freely. With the fireplace burning and cars idling in the garage on cold mornings, winter can also leave you and your home more susceptible to higher levels of carbon monoxide.

Every season has its pros and cons when it comes to the quality of your indoor air, so it’s important to take steps to help your HVAC system pump out fresh, clean air.

What Can I Do About My Air?

If you’re looking to improve your indoor air quality, you might want to add an air-purifying device that can help your HVAC sustain clean air throughout your home. For spring and winter, you may want to consider a dehumidifier or air purifier. Winter weather can also call for better ventilation: you may want to install ventilators that can regulate and clean your air as it travels through tight insulation.

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