Indoor air quality can suffer during the winter because we tend to keep our houses closed up in an attempt to trap warm air inside. Without fresh air filtering through your home, allergens in bacteria are more likely to be found at higher levels.
Add that in with all the artificial scents that come along with many holiday decorations and fragrances, and your indoor air quality may really be suffering.
But there are some steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality, not just now for the holiday season, but all year long. Schedule an appointment with our team for air purification service in Auburn, WA. You can keep reading to learn more about improving your indoor air quality, including the benefits of a whole-house air filtration system.
Consider Your Decorations
When you think about the holiday season, there are probably particular smells that come to mind. Part of your decorations may include candles and other scented products. We encourage you to do some research and shop wisely before buying just any candles and other fragrance items for your home.
These can often be full of chemicals that actually pose health hazards to your family. The effects can linger long after these candles and other products are removed from your home. Look instead for ways to make your home smell good using natural scents instead of chemically processed fragrances.
Clean Top to Bottom
It’s also important to keep up with dusting and vacuuming. It’s easy to get busy during the holiday season, and let these chores fall by the wayside. However, the more dust and dirt that build up inside of your home, the greater the effect on your health and your heater as well. If your air filter gets clogged with dust and dirt, it can prevent adequate airflow from being available for your heater.
Change Air Filters
And speaking of a clogged air filter, you also want to keep up with changing the air filter regularly. Most filters are rated to last for a single month, although some you can leave in place for up to three months. Make sure you read the instructions on your air filter carefully so you know when to change it.
It’s a good idea to check your air filter a little early. If it’s already clogged with dust and dirt then you may need to change it just a little bit sooner. Changing your air filter when you feel like it’s necessary instead of putting it off, can make a huge difference in how your heater or air conditioner operates.
Plus, a clean filter protects your home better from harmful particles making it through and into clean air. The fuller that your air filter gets, the more dust and dirt are able to get through and into your HVAC system.
Invest in a Whole-House Air Purifier
If these steps are not enough to improve your indoor air quality as much as you would like, a whole-house air purifier is a fantastic investment. The unit is installed directly inside of your existing HVAC system before the ductwork. All air that blows into your home passes by the air purifier to eliminate more than 99% of harmful particles.
Contact Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. today to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services! We take your comfort as seriously as you do.