Colder weather, paired with the ongoing pandemic concerns, will probably keep us indoors more than the usual winter. With that in mind, here are some steps you can take to ensure your indoor air quality stays at a safe level year-round.
As part of your routine furnace maintenance, you should always be sure to change your filter every few months. This will allow your furnace to filter out dust and debris that may otherwise be circulated in with the air you breathe. Consider getting your ducts cleaned regularly as well to cut down on other pollutants that may be present in the air in your home.
Air Purifiers and Dehumidifiers
If there are allergens inside your home that you can’t eliminate, such as a pet, it may make sense to invest in an air purifier. Placed in a highly trafficked area, an air purifier will capture some of the irritants that trigger your unpleasant reactions and boost the overall air quality of your home. With a damp basement a dehumidifier may be a good purchase as well to eliminate the threat of mold growth.
Let in Outside Air
Circulating your home with fresh outdoor air is a great way to keep your air quality high. It may be tough to let in some fresh air during the winter, but it’s definitely worth doing when the weather is just right. When your kitchen windows are open, you can also use fans to remove any potentially harmful cooking fumes.
Keep Your Space Clean
Routine cleaning can significantly affect overall air quality by eliminating pet dander, mold and dust. Vacuuming, drape cleaning, and linen washing can all contribute to keeping your air clean. If you decide to do any activities like painting, paint stripping or sanding indoors, be sure that you have plenty of ventilation during and after the project.
Keep Your Air Quality High with Will Air
Will Air is proud to be a customer-centered residential and light commercial heating and cooling company serving the greater Central Maryland area. With over 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to offering the highest quality services at competitive rates. From preventative maintenance to residential HVAC repair, we are here to help you however we can. To get in touch, call us today at (410) 549-9300 or request an estimate.