The quality of the air you breathe in your Charlotte, North Carolina, home is important throughout the changing seasons. During the cooler months, you may think that allergens have stopped blooming and the allergy season has come to an end. However, this time of the year is cold and flu season. That’s why it’s important to remain vigilant about maintaining healthy indoor air quality in the cooler months.
Spending More Time Indoors
During the late fall, winter and early spring seasons, people tend to spend more time indoors since it’s colder outside. As a result, the HVAC systems in our homes and businesses are running more frequently.
If your HVAC ducts clog with dirt, dust, pet dander and other contaminants, those particles could be recirculating several times per day in the air you breathe. Cleaning out the ducts regularly can improve the quality of your air. As a result, it’ll reduce energy costs and help you sleep better.
Low Humidity Levels
As the moisture in the air decreases, you may notice some unpleasant side effects. Low humidity can cause tightness in your skin, congestion, and eye and throat irritation. If this is impacting the atmosphere in your home, use a humidifier to add moisture to your home’s air.
Change Filters Regularly
One of the best ways to combat poor indoor air quality is to replace the filter in your HVAC system regularly. As the heating system operates during the winter months, it pulls air through the registers, heats it and redistributes it throughout your living spaces. This system contains a filter that can trap particles before they enter into the ducts. Change your HVAC system’s every 30 to 90 days to prevent dirt from circulating.
Use an Air Purifier
An air purifier can make a big difference in the quality of the air you breathe within your home. You can install a whole-house purifier to work with your HVAC system and filter the air before it circulates in the home, removing dust, odors and allergens. Some purifiers can remove up to 99.9 percent of particles. Therefore, it’s worth considering if you or your family members suffer from allergies or asthma.
If you need indoor air quality solutions for your home, contact Bradham Brothers, Inc. at 704-323-8038. We can ensure your indoor air quality is healthy during the cooler months and help you save on energy costs.
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