Air quality has become a topic of concern for many, particularly those who are compromised with asthma or other lung conditions. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, inside air is usually dirtier than outside air. Also, researchers estimate that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors, which indicates most of us are breathing more polluted air.
Have you always wondered how to clean the air in your house in winter? In the summer you can open the windows and let in the fresh air whenever it is needed. However, in the winter it is difficult to open the windows due to the freezing temperatures. Luckily there are a few things you can do right away that will help clean the air.
Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air
Here are a few suggestions for you to consider to keep the inside air in your home cleaner. They are:
- Install a Furnace Humidifier. A furnace humidifier will keep the humidity at the proper level when you have the furnace on in your home. Another benefit of more moisture in the air is the fact that it will reduce the number of colds and respiratory ailments you and your family will get this winter. Finally, the more humidity you have in the air, the more comfortable you will be and the more you can lower your thermostat.
- Install a Clean Air System. A clean air system is a unit that is typically installed at the return duct of your HVAC system. The returned air is passed through the filters, and cleaner air is moved throughout the house.
- Stop Burning Candles. Candles can emit small soot particles in the air, which adds to the indoor air pollution.
- Use Unscented Cleaning Products. Some cleaning products do smell good; however, they contain chemicals that can affect people who are very sensitive to them. Some of the scented products can trigger migraines in those who are susceptible.
- Dust. Your furniture, floors, and countertops are where all the dust accumulates in your home. When you dust, it is recommended to use a microfiber cloth because this type of material will pick up the dust and keep it on the fabric instead of putting it back in the air.
Now you have some ideas on how you can keep your indoor clean this winter. It is a good idea to contact your local HVAC company to install a furnace humidifier and a fresh air system today.
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Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning has been installing home humidifiers and air cleaners for many homeowners and business owners in Chicago’s south suburbs and throughout Northwest Indiana. The professionals at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning understand how important air quality is inside homes and businesses and come prepared with a solution for you. Contact us today for indoor air quality services.