How’s your indoor air quality this winter?
Indoor air quality is one of those things we don’t give much thought to; we just take it for granted that it’s A-Okay. The truth is, it’s probably not. Take a look at three indoor air quality tips every homeowner should know:
Tip #1: Your Humidity Could Be Too Low. Or Too High.
The relative humidity in your home is an essential factor in the quality of your indoor air. If the humidity is too high, you could be facing issues with mold and mildew. If the humidity is too low, your air is dry and can cause problems such as dry eyes, throat, and sinuses. It can also harbor bacteria and viruses that thrive in drier air. Adding a dehumidifier in the summer and a humidifier in the winter can make a huge difference in the air you breathe.
Tip #2: You Have to Face Up to the Pollutants
The air in your home could be chock full of pollutants, including mold, pollen, dander, dust and dust mites, smoke, and chemicals from household cleaners and other products. How do you get rid of them? With a good air filtration system. It can filter out the airborne contaminants and help you breathe easier.
Tip #3: Airflow Problems Equal Air Quality Problems
Is your air filter clean? If not, it’s time to change it. The air filter in your HVAC needs replacing every three to six months. If it’s clogged with dust and dirt, it can’t filter out pollutants, so they get recirculated throughout your home. Keep the filter clean and help keep the air clean.
To get more information on ways to improve your indoor air quality, reach out to our team of pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.