(BPT) - The arrival of autumn is a good time for homeowners to replace batteries in their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. And as winter approaches, it’s also a good time to make sure that a home’s heating comfort system is in good working order and ready to support indoor air quality.
Given that Americans, on average, spend 90% of their time indoors, the air inside a home should not be taken for granted.1 As October is Indoor Air Quality Month2, the following tips can help support indoor air quality, while also helping to boost comfort and conserve energy bills.
1 EPA Indoor Air Quality Exposure and Research. (n.d., page updated Jan. 27, 2022). U.S. EPA. Retrieved from Indoor Air Quality Exposure and Characterization Research | US EPA
2 National Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month Resources. (n.d.). Indoor Air Quality Association (iaqa.org). Retrieved from https://iaqa.org/national-indoor-air-quality-awareness-month-resources/
3 NATE - Follow These Tips for Energy-Efficient Performance. Home Maintenance Tips. (n.d.) Retrieved from http://www.natex.org
4 Duct Sealing. (n.d.). Energy Star. Retrieved from Duct Sealing | ENERGY STAR
5 “North American Insulation Manufacturers Association, Sept. 30, 2015. (90 Percent of U.S. Homes Are Under-insulated.)
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