How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
When the temperature drops, windows and doors stay closed, and the heating system stays on. Unfortunately, this is a reason for low air quality in home’s during the cold weather months. It’s important to find ways to keep a high quality of air in your home, especially when opening windows for fresh air isn’t done as often.
Dirty Dander –
Pets, especially dogs, love to play outside. However, just like their owners, dogs will spend a majority of their time indoors when it’s cold outside. This will equate to more of their dander building up in your home. A buildup of this allergen can seriously affect anyone who is allergic and can expose an allergy to those who are undiagnosed. Regularly bathe your furry friends with special dander shampoo.
Keep It Dry –
Too much moisture in your home, or a specific room, can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Especially the bathroom where steam from showers and plumbing leaks are quite common. Always be on the lookout for leaks, clean up any water on the floor, and use the exhaust fan to rid the room of steam. Once mold begins to sprout it is easily spread and very hard to rid from your home.
Fresh Filters –
One of the key pieces of HVAC maintenance is to replace the furnace filter. This filter will catch a lot of the dust and particles circulating through your system and throughout your home. This filter should be replaced about once per month for maximum efficiency. Failure to do so will result in less air filtration and low efficiency from your heating system.
Improving your home’s air quality in the winter is important because it’s not like you can allow fresh air into your home throughout the day — unless you want to increase your heating bills! Another way to improve your air quality is to have your HVAC system serviced. The experts at SameDay Heating & Air will have your HVAC system running at its best efficiency in no time! To learn more, or to schedule a service, give us a call at (801) 726-3329.