The ongoing Canadian wildfires have brought about poor outdoor air quality in the Central New York area, which poses a significant challenge to maintaining a healthy indoor environment. At times like these, it becomes crucial to take proactive measures to ensure the air inside our homes remains as clean as possible. In this blog post, we have compiled a list of tips to help you navigate through this challenging period and safeguard the air quality within your home.
- Ensure you have a clean filter on your heating/cooling system: A clean filter is essential for trapping particles and ensuring that your indoor air remains as clean as possible. Regularly inspect and replace the filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
- Utilize the “fan only” feature on your furnace: If your furnace has a “fan only” option, use it to keep the air circulating throughout your house. This helps maintain a continuous flow of air, reducing the concentration of indoor pollutants.
- Keep your windows closed: While it may be tempting to open windows for ventilation, it is best to keep them closed during periods of poor outdoor air quality. This will prevent the entry of pollutants from outside and maintain cleaner indoor air.
- Consider using an air purifier: Investing in a small tabletop air purifier can significantly improve the air quality in the room you spend the most time in. You may find air purifiers available for pickup at stores like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, or Lowe’s.
By following these tips, you can create a cleaner and healthier environment within your home. If you have any further questions or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to our customer support team.