How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality this Winter

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As the season gets colder, we tend to spend more time in our homes. Our homes become sealed off in winter to help keep the cold air out and our heat in. We don’t tend to open windows as often, so fresh air doesn’t circulate through. While you’re stuck inside this winter, here are some ways to improve your indoor air quality:

Keep It Clean

One of the first ways to improve air quality in your home is to make sure everything is cleaned regularly. Dusting and vacuuming help remove dust, dirt, and dander that would otherwise be moved around your house and get trapped in your HVAC system.

Ductless AC

A place where a lot of unwanted grime can get trapped is in your air ducts. Making sure to clean them is important but can be time-consuming and tedious. A great way to improve your air quality and save you time on cleaning is by investing in a ductless AC system. This way, you never have to worry if anything is stuck inside your air ducts because they have been removed from the situation completely.

Air Filters

All year round, your AC system works hard to cycle clean and filtered air through your house. They rely on air filters to catch the unwanted pollutants and trap them from moving elsewhere in your home. To keep your air clean, it’s essential to change the filters regularly. This helps ensure that all the dirt and dust in the air is being trapped. They also help prevent damage to your AC system. If a full filter is kept on for too long, it can start to wear down your machine, causing it to work less efficiently.

Additional Equipment

There are some extra pieces of equipment you can add to your home to help increase the quality of air in your home.

  • Air purifier: When used in conjunction with your home’s air filtration system, an air purifier can help remove even more pollutants from the air. An air purifier can help purify the air over and over again during a short period of time. Carbon-activated air purifiers can even help remove odor, gas, and chemicals in the air.

  • Humidifier: Another problem you can run into during the winter is how dry the air can become. This can lead to the growth of dust and mildew, which can adversely affect your health. Adding water vapor to your air will help everyone in your home breathe easier and help avoid dry throats and stuffy noses.

Looking to improve your indoor air quality this winter? Contact Seiter Services at (937) 507-3372! We are here to ensure you breathe easy all year long.