5 Ways to Increase Indoor Air Quality During the Winter Months
5 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality in the Winter
You spend most of your time indoors during the winter. Unfortunately, the indoor air quality of your home can plummet during this time of year. There are thankfully things that you can do to keep your indoor air quality as high as possible.
1. Keep Your Home Clean
Keeping your home clean will improve its air quality. Regularly dust surfaces and clean bedding. Vacuum carpets and rugs with a HEPA vacuum cleaner once or twice a week.
2. Install Indoor Air Quality Products
Air purifiers trap dust, pet dander, and other air pollutants. To remove air pollutants from your entire home, invest in a whole-house air purifier. This device is installed in your home’s HVAC system where it cleans all the air that passes through it.
You can also have a whole-house dehumidifier installed in your HVAC system. This device will keep your entire home at an ideal humidity level.
3. Change the Air Filter
You should schedule an HVAC company to tune up your furnace in the spring. As part of this service, they will change the air filter as needed. In the winter, check the air filter every month and replace it when it’s dirty.
KW Lang Mechanical in Solon, OH, tunes-up HVAC equipment for homeowners in the surrounding area.
4. Air Out Your Home
When it’s nice outside, take the opportunity to open windows. This will allow fresh air to replace the stale air in your home. You can even use fans to get a cross-breeze going.
5. Use Your Kitchen and Bathroom Vents
Whenever you cook, turn on the vent above the oven. Cooking fumes reduce the indoor air quality of your home, especially if you’re using a gas stove. Also, use your bathroom vents whenever showering to remove moisture from your home.
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