- Posted by admin
- On November 4, 2020
- Fahrhall, heating, Home Comfort, HVAC Tips, indoor air quality, Windsor
November is National Lung Month, which makes it the perfect time to complete an indoor air quality audit in preparation for the frigid winter ahead. Do you have dry skin, frequent congestion, or excessive dust around your home? Improving your indoor air quality this winter could be the solution to all of these problems, and all you need to do is follow these steps!
It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but improving your indoor air quality during the winter starts with a clean home. Dust accumulates in fabrics like curtains, carpet, and upholstery. Each time you disturb those fabrics during your day-to-day routine, the dust particles become airborne. Be sure to frequently vacuum around your home and wash all the fabrics you can in warm water.
We’ve discussed cleaning your home, but what about its occupants? Although you should keep up your personal hygiene, we’re talking about your pets. Bathing your pets once every week to two weeks can help improve your indoor air quality during the winter because it reduces the amount of dander they shed. Bathing them will shed any loose dander, which means it won’t end up on the floors and surfaces around your home and become airborne.
Change Your HVAC Filter
HVAC filters are your first line of defense when it comes to improving your home’s indoor air quality during the winter. You should change your furnace filter at least every 90 days, but we also recommend changing them at the start of each season to keep allergens and pollutants from carrying over from one season to the next.
Use A Purifier & Humidifier
Whole-home air purifiers can give your indoor air quality the added boost it needs during the winter. Filters can trap the majority of harmful pollutants and particles within your home, but air purifiers have the ability to trap 99% of the harmful pollutants and bacteria that circulate throughout your home.
Dry indoor air is common during the winter, and it is known to cause dermatological and respiratory problems. It can also decrease the quality of the air in your home because the lack of moisture allows pollutants to flow freely through the air. Whole-home humidifiers work in conjunction with your HVAC unit to eliminate dry, stale air inside your home, which improves the overall air quality.
Make improving the indoor air quality in your home a priority this month
with help from the home comfort experts at Fahrhall.
The home comfort specialists at Fahrhall have been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions HVAC needs since 1967. We’re dedicated to providing our customers with quality service and reliable equipment.