This winter, you deserve a warm and comfortable space in your Hoover, Alabama, home. This makes it important to know how to improve your indoor air quality to enhance comfort and safeguard your family’s health during the cold months. Here we’ll discuss five different ways to improve indoor air quality during winter.
Cleaning your home regularly can improve air quality. Dusting every part of your space can remove microfibers from cloth, animal fur, and other particles. Vacuuming helps to remove airborne pollutants such as pollen and dust mites. Clean with nontoxic products and allow enough ventilation in your home to prevent a buildup of offensive fumes.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Dirty or clogged air filters can contribute to poor air quality. During the winter when your HVAC system works frequently, it is important to check your filters regularly and change them when the need arises. Secure the filter tightly to prevent unfiltered air from getting into your heating unit and reducing indoor air quality.
Increasing the circulation of fresh air can improve indoor air quality during the winter. This is often difficult because the chill may discourage you from opening windows to air out your home. But you can aerate the home for five to 10 minutes every day and still stay warm. This will increase the inflow of cleaner air. Installing a ventilator will also introduce fresh conditioned air into your home through your HVAC system.
Install an Air Purifier
If your air quality needs immediate attention, consider installing an air purifier. These machines can remove chemicals, odors, and even kill pathogens. Ask your HVAC professional for the ideal air purifier for your home based on the size of the property and pollutant levels.
Some indoor plants can filter harmful pollutants such as ammonia and benzene. If you water the plant regularly and provide it with enough nutrients, this is a simple way to improve indoor air quality during the cold and warm seasons.
At One Source Heating and Cooling, we are committed to improving your indoor air quality to enhance comfort and safeguard your family’s health during the winter. Call us today at 205-209-4246.
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