As you spend more and more time indoors during the winter, you want to make sure the air that you are breathing is as healthy as possible. Dust, allergens, pet dander and mold are a few of the many contributors to allergy and respiratory issues. Here are a few ways you can improve the indoor air quality in your home:
- Purify the air. Investing in an air purifier can help with the irritants that may be living in your home. It won’t fully purify your entire home, but you should notice a difference. Make sure to position your air purifier in an area that is susceptible to allergen and respiratory irritants.
- Buy washable home décor and furnishings. If you want healthy indoor air quality, anything that can be washed, should be washed. Choose furniture you can wipe down, rugs and curtains you can throw in the washing machine, and limit the amount of throw pillows. Irritants latch on to these fabrics, so keeping them clean is important.
- Swap out your filters regularly. Your air filters that connect to your forced air system can dramatically impact the indoor air quality of your home. These filters are meant to be swapped at least every two months. If they aren’t replaced regularly, dust, dander, and mold will continue to circulate in your home. If this is something you easily forget, you can purchase reoccurring air filters deliveries and have new filters arrive on time, every time!
If you’d like to learn more about improving your indoor air quality, call us at Webb Heating & Air Conditioning today!