Your indoor air gets even worse during winter. With closed doors and windows, your house becomes less ventilated which can lead to very low IAQ. While you’re enjoying the comfort and warmth provided by your heating system, your indoor air quality may be compromised at some point.
What can you do to ensure a healthy indoor air quality during the chilly season? Check out these five (5) easy tips for clean and healthy air indoors.
Take Advantage of Air Purifiers
One way to improve your IAQ is to limit the growth and dispersion of air pollutants using an air purifier. It filters and blocks existing contaminants and dirt in the air to ensure healthy, breathable air for everyone at home. Get air purifier with HEPA filter for greater efficacy. You might also want to add some houseplants to help naturally purify the air.
Maintain a Clean Floor
Cleaning the floor should be on your to-do chores at home. Vacuum regularly and place doormats on all entrances to lessen the dirt inside the house. Invest in a microfiber mop to keep your floors extra clean and protected.
With poor ventilation, you are more prone to airborne toxins that can damage your health and affect your indoor comfort. If you are looking to improve ventilation, installing trickle vents can be a permanent fix. Trickle vents allow the passage of fresh air into your home while eliminating contaminated air outside. Although a bit expensive, they can make a tremendous difference to your indoor air quality.
Clean/Replace Your HVAC Filters
Nothing is more effective in keeping a healthy indoor air than having a clean air filter. Change the filters when necessary. If you’ve failed to maintain the filters, dust and dirt will continue to circulate throughout your home thus, polluting your indoor air.
Eliminate Toxic Products
Airborne toxins may come from different sources including your cleaning products, carpet, beddings, furniture, and paint. Keeping a clean HVAC filter is no use if you have several chemical-laden products at home. Remove these products and replace them with natural-based alternatives instead. By doing this, you can reduce your exposure to indoor toxins and pollution.
Your Indoor Air Solutions are With Us!
Let us help you manage your indoor air and maintain healthy, clean and breathable air for you and your family. T&L Air Conditioning is here for better assistance. Call us today for an appointment.