How to Improve Indoor Air Quality This Fall

Fall allergies can really make the season miserable for some people. And when you combine sneezing, itchy eyes and coughing with poor indoor air quality it can create a recipe for disaster. See below to find out how you can maintain cleaner, fresher air inside your home this time of year.

Your Candles Might Be Toxic

Lots of homeowners light candles in their homes during the fall. Let’s face it there’s nothing better than lighting an apple-scented candle and curling up on the couch on a cold fall day. But most candles are made with paraffin wax which gives off high levels of benzene and toluene which are chemicals also found in cigarettes. Try looking for soy-based or beeswax candles instead of paraffin wax.

Careful What You Clean With
Lots of housecleaning takes place during the fall especially with the holidays coming up. If you’re the type that uses commercial cleaners, it could be making you sick. Replace these chemical-emitters with natural cleaning solutions to create a healthier indoor environment.

Ventilate
If you don’t like to open your windows and doors very often the air in your home may be stale and stagnant. We understand that with frigid Minnesota winters, opening the windows may not be the most practical option – but don’t worry we’ve got a solution!

At Uptown, we offer a number of indoor air quality systems that will help you breathe cleaner air all year long. From air cleaners and filters to germicidal UV lamps and humidity control equipment, you can’t go wrong! Give us a call today at (612) 324-1004 to find the best solution for your Twin Cities – St. Paul home.