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Weather significantly impacts indoor air quality, influencing everything from the levels of pollutants to our habits around opening windows and using appliances. Each season brings its unique challenges to maintaining clean air inside our homes. Here are some expert tips on how to manage these seasonal air quality concerns effectively.

Spring: The Season of Allergens

As flowers bloom and trees pollinate, spring brings a surge of outdoor allergens like pollen into our homes. With the urge to welcome fresh air, we often invite these irritants inside, affecting those with allergies and respiratory issues.

Tip: Combat this by keeping windows closed during high pollen days and using air purifiers to capture the airborne particles.

Summer: Battling Heat and Wildfire Smoke

Summer’s heat often leads to closed windows and reliance on air conditioning, trapping indoor pollutants. Additionally, regions prone to wildfires face the threat of smoke infiltration, compromising indoor air quality.

Tip: Use air conditioning units with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters to reduce indoor pollution and monitor air quality reports to stay informed.

Fall: A Mix of Weather and Cool Air

Fall is a transitional period with cooler temperatures, higher or lower humidity levels than normal and potential allergens. This combination can impact indoor air quality, especially as we start to close our homes against the chill.

Tip: Maintain a clean HVAC system and consider using a dehumidifier to keep humidity levels in check and reduce mould growth.

Winter: The Cold Trap

In winter, closed environments and heating systems can lead to dry indoor air, exacerbating respiratory conditions and circulating indoor pollutants.

Tip: Ensure your home is well-insulated to maintain warmth without overusing heating systems, use humidifiers to address low humidity issues and use purifiers to clean stagnant air.

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We Have the Air Quality Appliances You Need

Like daylight and the leaves, indoor air quality fluctuates with the seasons. Understanding the patterns allows us to implement strategies to maintain healthy air year-round.

Guelph ClimateCare provides solutions for each season’s unique challenges, ensuring your home has safe, breathable air. For personalized advice and services to improve your indoor air quality, contact Guelph ClimateCare today.

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