The winter season is a time of the year wherein most people stay indoors to get comfy and warm. But, colds and flu are also common during this period. The best way to protect you and your loved ones from getting sick is by improving the indoor air quality.
Here are the ways on how you can improve IAQ this winter:
Bring in Greeneries
Houseplants are very helpful in cleaning and purifying your home. Leafy houseplants improve oxygen and remove excess carbon dioxide. Greeneries absorb pollutants like ammonia, formaldehyde, and benzene while enhancing your indoor air quality.
Use a Whole-home Air Purifier
The quality of the air you breathe says a lot about your respiratory and overall health. Installing a whole-home air purifier helps clean your indoor air and reduce any symptoms of polluted air,
Clean and Change Air Filters
Air filters should be cleaned and replaced as often as possible. After all, you don’t want to breathe in contaminated air at home, do you? As a rule of thumb, you have to clean it at least once a month and replace them every two to three months. Changing the HVAC air filters regularly will benefit people with allergies and respiratory issues.
Even though, it’s a time of the year wherein everybody doesn’t want to open their doors and windows due to a freezing weather, it is ideal for letting the air flow freely. You need to let the outdoor air go in and out. Your bathroom or kitchen vents are a great way to let the stale air out.
Didn’t you know that poor indoor air quality is the main culprit for seasonal allergies and other respiratory diseases? Regular dusting and vacuuming are useful in making sure that your home is spotless. Keeping your home free from any airborne pollutants and dust is the best way to ensure that you’ll have an improve IAQ.
Keep your loved ones healthy and happy this winter season with quality indoor air. Not only that, if your home is clean and free from any harmful elements, your heating system will surely run efficiently.
Regular maintenance check and tune-up guarantee that your HVAC will perform at its best. ABetter Heat and Air Conditioning is here to help you. Contact us to schedule your tune-up service!