January 25, 2017
The dry, frigid winter months can really take a toll on your health and comfort each year. As you’re likely spending much more time indoors in January than July, you may now be realizing just how much the air inside your home affects you in a number of ways. However, there’s no use in sitting back and settling for discomfort until warmer weather arrives.
Here are four easy ways to adjust the air you breathe inside your home without spending a fortune.
1. Clean Regularly
Routine house cleaning, like vacuuming and washing bedding, can work wonders in minimizing dust and allergens such as pet dander throughout your home. This is especially beneficial if you or anyone living in your home has asthma or respiratory issues.
2. Properly Ventilate
Are your major home appliances, like your oil heating or gas heating system, properly vented to the outdoors? If you aren’t sure, have this checked out by an HVAC professional. Correct ventilation helps to keep your home and family safe by preventing mold, allergens, radon, and even carbon monoxide from being present indoors.
3. Find a Balance
When dealing with overly dry indoor air, the natural thought is to combat it with moisture. However, too much moisture can be a detriment. Excessive humidity encourages mold to grow and spread, which can intensify reactions to allergens. Make sure areas of your home that are susceptible to moisture, like your bathroom and kitchen, are equipped with exhaust fans for ventilation.
4. Turn to Technology
Add an air purification system or a humidifier. This will go a long way in regulating your indoor air to keep it at a comfortable and healthy level for everyone inside your home. There are many affordable, energy-efficient indoor air quality products to choose from—for any size home and budget. Your local home comfort provider can help you decide which product is right for you!
If you have a question about keeping the air you breathe inside your home comfortable and healthy, just ask the experts!