It is something that we do not really think about too often, something that most of us just assume is naturally clean, but the shocking truth is that the air in your home could be worse than the air outside.
It is wintertime, so what do we do? We close the windows and turn on the heater, of course. While this means warmer winter nights spent cooped up indoors, it also means that the same air is circulated repeatedly, which can lower the air quality in your home over time, and help that winter cold linger a little longer than you would like.
There are a few simple tricks that will help you increase the air quality in your home this winter that we’re going to cover today.
- Household plants – chances are you have one or two of them throughout your home. Having indoor plants is wonderful for increased air quality. Plants thrive on the pollutants that tend to accumulate in your home, all the while letting off clean and fresh air.
- Dusting and vacuuming – keep the dust and small debris in your home down to a minimum. This will prevent dust and other particles from circulating in the air and help keep you and your family healthy during the long, cold winter months.
- Open the windows – when was the last time you opened the windows in your home? Been a little while, has it not? It is never a bad idea to let in some fresh air to flush out the old, stale air you have been breathing for the last few months.
- Get your air ducts cleaned – can you remember the last time you had your air ducts cleaned? If you answered anything longer than six months then it is time to start thinking about it – anything longer than a year and you are asking for trouble. Over time, your air ducts collect dirt, debris, and even mold. Get them cleaned and see an instant boost in air quality.
Luckily, we are here to help you get the air in your home back up to a clean and healthy level. Give us a call today and see what we can do to help make your winter not only warm and comfortable but healthy as well.