Superior indoor air quality tricks from the experts. Winter is a festive and cozy season that brings holidays, and cold-weather fun like caroling. But it can also bring low quality indoor air. Heating systems can make your home’s air dry and dusty if they are not well cleaned and maintained. Bad indoor air can make your family sick, especially if any of your loved ones have respiratory problems.
To keep your family safe and healthy this winter, here are 4 tips and tricks to raising the indoor air quality in your home.
Keep it Clean
The key to keeping your indoor air healthy is to make sure your home is clean and well-maintained. Dust and vacuum your home regularly to avoid spreading germs, dust, debris, and allergens that can float in the air. Seems simple but it will help all year long.
Replace Air Filters
Your home heating system has filters that need to be replaced regularly. In the winter, your heating system is probably on most of the time, which means filters are doing extra work and need more maintenance than usual. Check them every 60 days.
The more fresh air in your home, the better the air quality will be. If your ventilation system isn’t working properly, you may notice accumulated dust on walls near vents. After dusting and replacing the filters, allow some fresh air to circulate through your home.
Use a Purifier
An air purifier captures particulate matter, as well as gas, smells, and chemicals—depending on how advanced it is. Some can even remove bacteria, allergens like pollen, and animal dander from your air. When purchasing an air purifier, make sure it can handle your house size and pollutant levels. For example, if you have a large home and 3 dogs, you may need a heavy-duty air purifier, while a pet-free studio apartment can use something smaller.
Want Better Indoor Air Quality?
If you want Superior Indoor Air Quality this winter, give Superior a call or email today. One of our skilled, licensed HVAC technicians will make sure your heating and ventilation system is clean and running well. Contact us today!