Winter is the season where people spend more time indoors than any other season. That means closed windows and doors, which is equivalent to almost no air ventilation. This could cause poor indoor air quality. This blog will go over how to maintain indoor air quality during winter.
Why Maintain Good Air Quality?
Staying inside an enclosed space for an extended period of time can lead to humidity and air quality concerns. Winter is almost here, and most of us are going to spend the cold season locked up in our homes. With all air entries closed, the air quality of your home gets put at risk. Luckily, these problems are not too difficult to counteract. You can maintain good indoor air quality during winter by doing the following:
Investing in an Air Purifier
Air purifiers contain activated carbon filters. These filters process air to remove unwanted:
- Other Contaminants
Some more technological models can even filter out:
- Animal dander
Air purifiers are a good option for this winter since they will clean your enclosed house’s air, improving the air quality.
Give Your Air Filters a Check-Up
When working correctly, your HVAC system’s air filter will block potentially harmful air contaminants from entering your home. However, over time your air filter gets clogged up and needs to be cleaned. Give some regular check-ups to see if the filters are clogged up. If your air filter looks yellow, brown, or otherwise dirt, then you should replace it immediately. It is recommended to check your air filter every 90 days, however it differs from house to house depending on factors such as the size/age of your home and the air quality in your area.
Avoid Potentially Toxic Materials
During the winter season, people are less able to open their windows to allow fresh air in. That means that you have to pay more attention to the products in your home that could potentially be toxic. Avoid products with toxins in them such as:
- Cleaning chemicals
- Spray paint
Their fumes will have nowhere to go but in your lungs – and that’s not something you want to breathe in an enclosed house. Make sure to keep them in an enclosed, safe place.
Good interior air quality starts with good habits and the right HVAC support. We hope this blog helped you understand how to maintain indoor air quality during winter. Atlas HVAC is currently offering a system performance check-up for just $49.99! Have peace of mind knowing your HVAC will he under professional hands. If you decide to conduct a system check-up, give us a call at (877) 452-8527 or visit our website at https://atlascoolingandheating.com/.