Have you noticed that the air in your Webster Groves, Missouri, home is getting stale and stuffy? While it may not be practical to open up the windows to let fresh air in during the winter, there are still several ways you can improve your home’s indoor air quality. Keep reading to learn about how regular dusting and cleaning, energy recovery ventilators, and air purifiers can keep your home’s air clean and healthy this winter.
Regular Dusting and Cleaning
One trick to maintaining healthy indoor air during the winter is establishing regular dusting and cleaning habits. High volumes of dust and other dirty air particles can cause discomfort by irritating your respiratory system and contributing to stale indoor air. However, regularly cleaning your home’s furniture, floors, and other surfaces can help reduce the amount of dirty air particles floating around your home. Your HVAC system’s air filter also removes many of these dirty air particles when air circulates through the system, so be sure to clean or replace the air filter every one to two months.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
Ventilation is key to combating stale air caused by indoor air pollutants. An energy recovery ventilator is an excellent way to help replace stuffy indoor air with fresh, filtered outdoor air. Installed in your HVAC system’s air handler, the energy recovery ventilator pushes out your indoor air while pulling in fresh outdoor air. This ventilator also saves energy by allowing the indoor air to transfer most of its heat to the incoming outdoor air before it’s filtered and blown throughout your home.
Another way to improve your home’s indoor air quality during the winter is by using an air purifier. While air filters and air purifiers both filter out air pollutants, air purifiers are designed to catch smaller particles, thereby greatly improving the air quality.
There’s no need to wait until spring to fill your home with fresh air. Call C & G Heating & Cooling today at (314) 254-9196, so we can help you improve your home’s indoor air quality this winter.
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