According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), your indoor air can become two to five times worse than outside air during winter. Cold air tends to make people unhealthy; the reason why it is essential to maintain clean and healthy air indoors.
Make your IAQ healthier this winter with these expert tips:
Keep Everything Clean
A good rule of thumb to remember is to keep all areas of your home as clean as possible, especially in the winter. Use non-toxic cleaning products whenever possible, so there won’t be any other potent chemical mixed in the air. If chemicals are unavoidable, make sure to thoroughly clean the area to prevent fumes in the room and on surfaces.
Also, do not forget to check the ducts and pay attention to your air filters because they are responsible for air circulation in your home. Keep them dust-free with regular cleaning to reduce the accumulation of dust mites, pollens, and pet danders.
Reduce Use of Wood & Gas
Homeowners rely on wood and gas for heating and cooking during the cold months while keeping the bills on the minimum. However, what most people don’t realize is that it releases potent toxins or chemicals into the air.
By being wise in cooking and reducing the use of your fireplace, you can reduce the amount of wood and gas toxins such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and particulate matter (ash, dust, smoke) that are present in your indoor air.
Install Home Air Humidifier
If someone in your home is prone to allergies or asthma, using an air purifier may be helpful. With different types of air purifiers, make sure to get the right one.
Advanced technology enables some air purifiers to capture and eliminate even small pathogens like bacteria, viruses, and other pollutants. It can be an effective way to maintain a cleaner and healthier air at home in the cold season.
Achieve a Healthier Indoor Air Quality this Winter!
Maintaining a safer and healthier home is now easier than ever, thanks to innovations in the world of heating and air conditioning. Whether you need a new air conditioning system installed or your furnace repaired, you must work with the professionals who can truly understand your needs. Contact Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® today – call (469) 557-8763.