Poor indoor air quality can affect you at any time of the year, but the fall season can be even more problematic. With summer winding down, you should keep an eye out for fall indoor air quality issues. Here’s why falls can cause issues for indoor air quality.
Believe it or not, much of the early fall season can be pretty humid. While the temperatures go down, rainy weather can often plague the last few nice weeks of Summer. Excessive humidity levels can contribute to mold growth. Another reason why humidity levels tend to rise in the fall is that many homeowners stop running their air conditioners, as the temperature drop. Your AC unit can help[ keep humidity out of your home, but when it isn’t running during humid weather streaks, the indoor humidity can rise.
Like spring, fall is a transitional season. Unfortunately, for Minnesota, we only get a short taste of this “transition”. It might feel like it’s a summer day, but within a few weeks, snow isn’t entirely impossible! The change in temperatures can overwork your HVAC system, which could contribute to poor indoor air quality. Autumn is also a season that is high in dust mite pollutants.
If your home’s HVAC system has shown signs of needing maintenance, it is best to get it inspected before the season changes. Fall can pose challenges to our home’s indoor air quality, and it’s always more beneficial to be proactive than reactive when it comes to having our home’s air quality tested and controlled.