Fall is an exciting and beautiful time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, colorful leaves, and cooler weather. Unfortunately, this season is also plagued by allergens that leave many people sneezing and coughing. Increased moisture also worsens autumn air quality.
Mold is ever-present allergen with moderate to severe health effects. Fall weather caters to the conditions mold spores need to grow. For example: damp or wet areas mixed with a bit of warmth are prime for reproduction.
Mold is a type of fungi that can grow in and around your home. Mold needs two things to grow– oxygen and moisture. Indoor mold can grow on food, wood, wallpaper, carpet, upholstery, and other surfaces. Outdoor mold growth can occur on patio furniture, gutters, roofs, firewood, and other surfaces.
What can you do to make a healthier indoor space this fall?
Autumn Air Quality Tips for homeowners:
Home Air purifiers—this will dramatically improve HVAC filtration and deliver clean air to every room in your home.
Air Filter Maintenance:
Remember to replace your air filters. Dirty air filers help circulate bacteria and other air pollutants.
Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers:
These can help your home achieve the ideal humidity range of 40-60%.