How to Maintain Your IAQ This Winter

Plants and an air vent

The weather has officially shifted and we have to get comfortable with extra sweaters, socks, and blankets. But staying warm isn’t the only thing we need to worry about when winter sets in. There is also a change in air quality to think about.

Install a Humidifier

One of the first steps you should take when winter sets in is installing a humidifier. You’ll have several options to choose from. Whether you decide to opt for an individual room humidifier or a whole-house humidifier, you won’t be disappointed.

Adding a humidifier to your home will first and foremost, help your health and comfort in your home. Dry air can irritate the skin, provoke allergies, and bother your sinuses. Additionally, dry air is especially damaging to any wood that you have in your home including furniture, and even your flooring.

Add Greenery

Plants are not only good for the aesthetics of your home but also your air quality! Some of the best plants for your air quality include:

  • English Ivy

  • Bamboo Palm

  • Chinese Evergreen

  • Gerbera Daisy

Duct Cleaning

Have you ever noticed the tiny particles that seem to be floating through the air when sunlight shines through your window? Those particles are made up of dust, dirt, dead skin, and other airborne pathogens.

When these particles settle, a lot of the time they end up in your air ducts, only to be recirculated again. Scheduling a duct cleaning is the best way to remove these particles from your home.

Change Your Filters

Another way to remove potential pathogens from your home’s air is by replacing the air filters every 1 to 3 months. The purpose of your filters is to trap all pathogens and allergens before they get the chance to circulate throughout your home.

If you need help getting your indoor air quality back on track, contact our team for help!

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