How to Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality During the Winter Months
When the weather cools down, people start closing their windows and turning up the heat. Not only do we start to get less fresh air in the winter, but the air that we breathe inside our homes can also be compromised. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to maintain your air quality.
Why Does Indoor Air Quality Get Affected in the Winter?
In addition to the lack of circulation that often happens in the winter because everything is closed up tightly, the cool winter air can hold more allergens. Cold temperatures make it harder for the air to retain moisture, and dryer air does a better job of allowing particulates to flow through the area. These allergens, like dust and danger, can affect anyone, especially those with respiratory problems.
To prevent any problems from occurring, you can first keep your home as clean as possible. Regular vacuuming and dusting can remove a lot of things you don’t want floating around. You can also control any sources of poor air; replacing old appliances and using natural ingredients rather than toxic chemicals for cleaning are both good ideas.
A larger-scale approach might be called for if you’re concerned about the air that your household is breathing in. Having Air Max HVAC, which is based in Burbank, CA, come in and change out your air filters can make a big difference. We can even upgrade the type of filters you’re using as well as remove any dirt or debris from your ductwork. If you’d like, we can install air purification systems and/or humidifiers so that you optimize the condition of your household air. Depending on what system you get, up to 90% or even 95% of particulates could be removed from the air, and humidifiers can keep moisture levels steady.
If you need more information about how you can improve your air quality in the winter months, just let us know. Call Air Max HVAC with any questions or to set up a free consultation.Tags: Heating, Humidifier, Indoor Air Quality