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Ideas To Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Originally published November 25, 2019, updated Jan. 31, 2022

You deserve a warm, healthy and comfortable space in your Hoover, Alabama, home throughout the winter. This makes it important to know how to improve the quality of your indoor air 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.

Regular Cleaning

Cleaning your home regularly can improve the indoor air. Dusting every part of your space can remove microfibers that come 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 quality of indoor air. During the winter when your HVAC system works constantly, 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 the quality of your indoor air.

Increase Ventilation

Increasing the circulation of fresh air can improve the quality of your indoor air during the winter. This is often difficult because no one wants to open the 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 and reduce any bad odors in your space. 

Install an Air Purifier for Improved Indoor Air Quality

If the quality of your indoor air 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. 

Indoor Plants Improve Indoor Air

Some indoor plants can filter harmful pollutants such as ammonia and benzene. If you water the plant regularly so it’s healthy, having plants are a simple way to improve the quality of your indoor air during the cold and warm seasons.

At One Source Heating, Cooling & Electrical, we are committed to improving your indoor air quality to enhance comfort and safeguard your family’s health during the winter. Call us today.

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