You may not have been aware, but the air quality in your home is often worse than the air quality outside it, especially in the winter. There’s little exchange of air between the outside and inside of the house in the winter, so old air and air pollutants such as dust and bacteria build up inside the house, which makes the air quality worse. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to improve the air quality in your home this winter.
Clean your air filter
Has your air filter not been cleaned in awhile? If it hasn’t, it’s not catching as many contaminants in the air, and it’s also putting more strain on the HVAC unit because it has to work harder to draw air in through a clogged filter. Cleaning the filter makes it work much more efficiently to remove particles from the air in your home. Some filters, however, aren’t reusable, in which case you’ll have to replace the old filter.
Open the windows
Granted, there are very few days during the winter when you can open your windows, but when a nice day comes, take advantage. Open up the windows in the house and get the old air out and new air in.
Air filtration systems
Another option is to invest in an air filtration system. Though this is a more expensive option, it’s worth it if you or someone in your family is more sensitive to the air quality. Plus, better air quality benefits everyone.
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