Winter is here. Gone are the days when your doors and windows are widely open to allow fresh air into your home. It’s time to huddle up inside for several weeks. And since you’ll be spending more time inside, it’s just right to give proper attention to your indoor air quality. Here are few things that you might consider to improve your indoor air quality this winter season.
Keep registers and vents clean. All the air that your HVAC system is using passes through them so expect that dust and other particles accumulate in your vents and registers. Be sure to remove these by dusting or vacuum cleaning so these particles won’t mix in the air you breathe inside your home.
Clean fan blades regularly. Dirty fan blades can circulate dusts and airborne particles around your home. Be sure to clean fan blades regularly to remove the spread of air pollutants. While you’re at it, reverse the movement of your ceiling fan. This helps in circulating warmer air so you don’t need set your thermostat to the peak heating level.
Replace air filters. Clean air filter is crucial in your HVAC system. Air filters are efficient in filtering dirt and dust when new, but with constant use, these particles can already clog air filters and may cause your system to work harder. This will also lead to poor indoor air quality because of the fitter’s inability to do its job properly. Dirty filters can lead you to expensive repairs and higher energy bill.
Invest on air filtration system. An air filtration system is a smart choice if you want to maintain a healthy indoor air quality inside your home. It helps in straining out microscopic air particles in your HVAC system before they pollute the air you breathe. This also helps your system to work efficiently.
Hire a professional duct cleaning. Most of the time, dirty ducts are the reasons why your indoor air is filled with dust and other allergy–causing particles. Be sure to have your ducts cleaned and inspected regularly. Aside from cleaning them, holes and cracks should also be sealed to prevent dust from getting into the air that flows in it.
Call your local HVAC technician and schedule a professional duct cleaning and inspection.