How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality in the Winter
During the winter season, most people don’t allow fresh air into their home due to the cold weather conditions outside. Unfortunately, your indoor air quality can suffer due to a lack of proper air flow or ventilation. If you want to improve your air quality in the winter season and breathe easier, then there are a few necessary steps to take to protect your health.
Clean the Floors and Dust
The floors are one of the most common areas where dust and dirt can settle throughout the winter season, which can recirculate in your house. This dust is inhaled by residents. You’ll need to clean the floors regularly, too, by sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming. Deep cleaning the carpets is also necessary at least once during the season to remove pet dander, pollen, and dust mites that have settled into the fibers.
Install a New Air Filter
Many homeowners forget to change their air filter during the winter season, which can cause harmful pollutants and contaminants to circulate in the house. Install a product with a high MERV rating, which will allow more dust, pet dander, and cough or sneeze debris to be collected. High-quality filters can even collect viruses or bacteria that spreads. These kinds of filters are often used in hospitals due to their efficiency.
Secondhand smoke is extremely harmful and can increase the risk of cancer, asthma, and respiratory issues. Avoid smoking in the home, which will also leave behind a strong odor that can be difficult to remove from upholstery, window treatments, and clothing. Residents who smoke should head outdoors after closing all of the doors and windows in the home to prevent it from entering the building.
If you want to learn more about how to maintain great indoor air quality during the winter season in your Meridian home, then give A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning a call today to speak to one of our professional technicians. We’ll also provide you with more information on the type of air purifiers that we have available to our customers.