Did you know that your indoor air quality directly relates to the overall comfort inside of your home? During the cold winter months, people tend to spend more time indoors, so it is important to make sure you are breathing clean air this winter. Here are some tips to maintain healthy winter indoor air quality.
#1: Keep your furnace system’s air filters clean.
Your furnace or heat pump has air filters that catch a variety of dust, dirt, and debris. Over time, the filters will fill up with this and if they are not cleaned or replaced regularly, you will be breathing particles into your lungs that you probably don’t want in there. If you or someone in your home has allergies, or if you have dogs or cats in the home, it is especially important to stay on top of filter changes, as dander or dust can transfer from the filters right into the air that is blown out of the vents. We recommend cleaning or replacing the furnace or heat pumps filters every one to two months.
#2: Stay on top of overall home cleanliness.
Bacteria, dust, viruses, and dirt are common household nasties and cleaning regularly can help you rid your home of them. Vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning your floors will help prevent these from building up and getting into the air you breathe.
#3: Stay on top of furnace preventative maintenance.
Your furnace or heat pump should undergo regular preventative maintenance. Doing so will allow our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning to confirm that all is working as it should at peak efficiency. We will clean the various inside parts of the machine to ensure that no dust or debris buildup will cause an issue later down the road or negatively impact your indoor air quality. We will also make sure that there are no hidden issues that could cause an unexpected breakdown to occur.
The air you breathe matters, so be aware of what your indoor air quality is like this winter. Contact our team of heating and cooling specialists right away if you need information on scheduling your preventative maintenance appointment or if you want a quote on getting a new system or air purifier installed. We’re standing by to help!