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How to Prevent Wildfires From Hurting Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality


When a wildfire is blazing, the outdoor air fills with thick smoke. The media often circulates images and videos of enormous smoke clouds above the trees. But did you know that this smoke can also get into your home and throw off your indoor air quality? Even if you don’t see or smell the difference, wildfire smog could be affecting your air.

Our team at DG Heating & Air Conditioning is here to explain how you can protect your home from wildfire smoke.

Keep Windows Closed

You may feel that your home is far enough away from the main area of the wildfire and that you can keep your windows open. However, you may be surprised how far smoke can travel. It’s best to keep your windows closed out of caution. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and it’s easier to keep your windows shut than to open them and be unable to get the smoke out.

Use a High-Quality Filter

If you live near a wildfire zone, you should invest in high-quality air filters for your home. Air filters trap unwanted particles from entering your home’s air, like:

  • Dust

  • Dirt

  • Allergens

  • Mold

This can be crucial when keeping your indoor air quality safe during and after a nearby wildfire.

Use an Air Purifier

Placing air purifiers in open spaces of your home can drastically improve indoor air quality. These air purifiers work as air filters do by collecting unwanted particles from the air and trapping them. These handy machines are affordable and definitely worth the purchase!

Your Indoor Air Quality Matters

Never underestimate the importance of clean indoor air. Poor indoor air quality can lead to both short-term and long-term health problems. Our team at DG Heating & Air Conditioning can help ensure that you have taken all proper precautions to protect your home’s indoor air quality. Speak with our experts today and ensure your home is ready for the season ahead!