During the winter months, it isn’t uncommon for air to be drier. While a lack of humid air may feel nice for some, it can lead to issues such as dry skin and damage to your home. Let’s go over some strategies to improve your home’s indoor air quality this winter.
Install an Air Purifier
Perhaps the easiest way to live comfortably in your home this winter is to install an air purifier. It can remove dust, pet dander and other irritants at regular intervals such as every hour or day. Purifiers can be installed in a single room to provide relief in a limited area or designed to purify air throughout the entire home.
Check Air Filters Regularly
Air filters that are clogged may not be able to capture dust, pollen or other materials in the air. In some cases, they may repel those substances back into the air surrounding a furnace or duct. If dusty or otherwise polluted air gets into a duct, it could be transported throughout the entire home. You can also reduce dust and pollen by regularly sweeping floors or vacuuming carpets that pets or people regularly walk on.
Regular Maintenance Can Improve Air Quality
If a heating system component is experiencing a gas leak, tainted air can spread quickly throughout the air in your home. Ideally, you will schedule a routine furnace or heat pump service appointment in the late fall or early winter months. A technician from Go Heating & Air in Plano can thoroughly examine a heat pump or furnace to determine if any issues should be addressed right away. In addition to providing gas and electric furnace and heat pump maintenance, our professionals can also install new pumps or furnaces.
If you’re concerned about your home’s indoor air quality, give the folks at Go Heating & Air a call today. We can provide duct maintenance services as well as air conditioning/heating maintenance in a timely and affordable manner.