In the winter months, it’s normal to keep your home sealed tight so that your heating system can do its job efficiently. You close windows, fill gaps and eliminate drafts. While this work can be good for your heating bill, it leads to a decrease in-home air quality. When the house is sealed shut, dust, allergens and other irritants remain in the air of your home. This post will look at solutions to your winter air quality issues.
Keep Things Clean
Winter is a good time for some extra cleaning. The best way to get the dust out of your air is to remove it from your home. Sweeping and vacuuming can get the dust off the floor before it can get stirred back into the air. You might want to invest in a robotic vacuum that will consistently clean your floors. You will also want to wipe down and dust tables, counters, and other surfaces.
Get Old Air Out and Let Fresh Air In
Make sure that you are using ventilation fans in your kitchen and bathroom. Not only do they vent some irritants out, but they also keep air moving in your home. In the warmest part of the day, crack open some windows for a burst of fresh air. This simple action can go a long way in improving overall air quality.
Change Your Filter
A common solution to air quality issues can be found in the air filter of your heating system. This filter needs to be changed regularly to keep your air clean from dust and pet hair. This is especially important if someone in your home is sensitive to allergens or has respiratory issues such as asthma. In that case, you may want to think about changing your filter once a month during the heating season.
At Hi-Tech Air Heating & Cooling, it is our goal to keep the homes of Lakeside comfortable in every season. We can give you recommendations on maintaining air quality in the winter or for any other concern that you have about running your heating system. Give High-Tech Air Conditioning a call today and put our skilled technicians to work at your home.