Improving Your Home’s Air Quality
The winter weather in Colorado is beautiful, but it can harm the air quality inside your house. When you cannot open your windows for fresh air, particles and germs can build up inside, and the dry winter weather can further worsen the air quality. There are several ways to fix these issues.
Replace Your Old HVAC Filter
During the winter, when your HVAC system is almost constantly in use, the filters in the system should get replaced every 30 to 60 days. Because of the dry winter air, more particles are in the air and captured in the filter. Replacing the filters is a great way to help the HVAC system work less and bring your cleaner air.
Install an Air Filtration or Purification System
Consider an air filtration system to rid your home’s air of invisible particulates. There are many styles of air cleaners and purifiers, and it’s essential to get the right one for your needs. If you have allergies, you will want a heavier-duty purification system.
Since dust and particles will build up inside during the winter months, cleaning often is a great way to limit the pollen, mold, and dust in the air. Carpets are a place where a lot of particulates gather and can be hard to clean. When using a vacuum to clean, be sure it has the right high-efficiency particulate air filter to prevent dust from returning to the air.
Add a Humidifier
Good air quality also requires a certain level of humidity. The dry winter air can make humidity too low, so consider a humidifier to increase the air’s moisture content.
Get a Professional Check of Your HVAC System
If your air quality needs to be improved, you may need a professional to check your heater and air system. You can also get an expert opinion on what air filtration systems could be best for your home and needs. Contact Hardcastle Heating, Air & Plumbing today for maintenance, installation, or repairs on your HVAC system.