With the winter weather making days chilly and nights downright frigid, odds are you and your family are spending more time indoors than out. Because you’re breathing in more indoor air than outdoor air, it’s important now more than ever to ensure the air quality of your home is in tip-top shape.
Fortunately, if your home’s air quality leaves a lot to be desired there are plenty of ways you can go about improving it. Consider the following ways you can step up your home’s air quality game this winter season to get you breathing right again.
- Schedule a duct cleaning
Even with clean filters, you may still be breathing in dust and allergens. This is because dust can build up in your ducts without regular maintenance. In fact, up to 75% of no-heat calls made to HVAC services during the winter are caused by a lack of maintenance. Consider contacting your local HVAC services to schedule a professional duct cleaning. This will disinfect your air ducts and help your home’s air quality stay clean for months.
- Clean the fans around your home
Like HVAC filters, your home’s fans can collect dust and allergens over time. To improve air quality, routinely dust and wipe down the blades on both ceiling fans and floor fans.
- Turn your fan from “auto” to “on.” By leaving the fan in the “on” mode on your HVAC system, it can increase your home’s utility bills. It can also increase the number of times you’ll need to change your HVAC system’s filters. However, by leaving your heating system’s fan in “on” mode, you’re letting air continually circulate around the home.
- Groom your pets
If your HVAC system filters are routinely becoming clogged with pet hair and dander, you may need to groom your pets more frequently. When your pets shed, their fur can become airborne and clog up your filters. By grooming your pets regularly, you keep their fur in the trash instead of in your nose.
If your home’s air quality has been problematic, you may be in need of an HVAC repair. For more information on potential problems with your HVAC system, contact an HVAC contractor with Valley Air today.