Stop Doing These Things That Lower Your Indoor Air Quality 

May 1, 2024 | Pollutants, Air Filters, Air Purifier, Airborne, Contaminants, Dehumidifier, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality, iWave-R, Pollution, UV Lights, Whole-home

It’s National Clean Air Month, which means it’s time to talk about indoor air quality (also known as IAQ.) Ever stopped to think about the air you breathe at home? It’s a huge part of our comfort and health that, to be honest… is quite often overlooked. But the quality of our air is crucial for our well-being. So, dive into this guide with us as your Springfield Heating & Cooling professionals reveal common blunders that can tank your indoor air quality (IAQ). Let’s clear the air together! 

You Can’t Keep Skipping Your Air Filter Changes   

Did you know that something as simple as changing your air filters plays a crucial role in keeping your indoor air quality top-notch? Air filters are the unsung heroes in the battle against airborne contaminants like dust, pollen, pet dander, and other pollutants. But, let them get clogged, and you’re not just dealing with restricted airflow—nope, you’re also sending all that accumulated gunk right back into your living space for your household to breathe in.  

  • Stick to the manufacturer’s advice! Swap out those filters every 1 to 2 months. One thing to keep in mind is that certain variables like having pets, if you have severe allergies, and what type of filter you use may will impact how often your filter needs to be changed. Meaning depending on these factors, you might need to change them even more often.  
  • To help make sure you won’t forget when your air filters are due for a change, try setting calendar reminders to keep you on track! 

You Can’t Allow High Humidity Levels to Remain Unchecked  

Think About Getting a Whole-Home Dehumidifier: If you have been dealing with high humidity levels in your home for a while, it’s time to address it once and for all. Excess moisture isn’t just a comfort issue—it’s a breeding ground for mold and can also be hazardous to your respiratory system. The best way to combat excess moisture in your home is to utilize a whole-home dehumidifier. Whole-home dehumidifiers can be used to work together with your HVAC system and pull the extra moisture in your home out of the air, ultimately bringing your home’s IAQ back to a more balanced and healthy level. 

You Can’t Let Odors Continue to Stuff Up Your Home 

Odors are inevitable; there’s nothing to be ashamed about. But letting odors accumulate and pile up on top of each other can really stuff up and lower the overall indoor quality in your home.  

Here are a couple of ways to stay on top of it: 

Think About Getting a Whole-Home Air Purifier: Think about installing a whole-home air purifier that integrates seamlessly with your HVAC system. These marvels are on a mission to capture and obliterate odors and airborne nasties. Our top pick? The iWave-R. This innovative device uses ions to neutralize allergens and bacteria. Plus, the iWave-R makes life a breeze with its self-cleaning feature. That’s right, zero maintenance hassle for you after the initial install. Talk about a breath of fresh air! 

Think About Getting UV Lights: Imagine zapping away germs and pollutants with the power of light! That’s what UV lights do when integrated with your HVAC system. Designed to fit snugly inside your air ducts or air handler, these UV lights eliminate airborne pollutants by zapping and neutralizing them as they pass by. Plus, they’re virtually maintenance-free. Just a simple bulb change every 2-3 years which can be easily handled by your HVAC technician during your annual tune-ups. 


Your home is your safe space! So, making sure the air in your home isn’t making you sick is a big part of creating that cozy vibe. Paying attention to the little things and taking steps to improve your indoor air quality can make a huge difference. Remember, it’s those small, steady efforts that really add up and make your home better and healthier over time. 

Let’s embark on an exciting journey towards better air quality together! Call Springfield Heating & Cooling today at (937) 350-1881, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!  

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