The approach of wintry conditions leads many people to turn toward indoor activities for much of their activities and entertainment. A nice, warm home can truly provide a cozy backdrop for your cold-season lifestyle.
Unfortunately, it can also come with some unseen and often unexpected hazards. In the winter months, indoor air quality can be significantly impacted. Here’s what to know about optimizing your home’s indoor air quality this winter.
1. Clean the Ducts
Freezing temperatures cause residents to close their windows and run their furnace. This reduces the amount of fresh air that is able to circulate throughout your home, compounding any air quality issues that might exist. Dirty ductwork only makes the problem worse by recirculating the dirt and particles in the air you breathe. Scheduling duct cleaning services is exactly what you need!
2. Change the Filters
The filters in your HVAC system are meant to cut down on the dust, pollen and grime you breathe. They can’t do their job efficiently if they’re encrusted with debris. If you or a household member have allergies, your HVAC contractor can install higher-efficiency filters for even greater impact. Changing air filters can optimize indoor air quality during the winter!
3. Add an Air Purifier
A whole-home air purification system optimized to work with the size of the problem area can remove a great deal of irritants from your air. This can help eliminate pollen, mold, pet dander, smoke, and even certain bacteria or viruses. Reach out to us today to achieve better IAQ.
Achieve Improved Indoor Air Quality
The quality of the indoor air you breathe depends on several factors. If you’re concerned about the overall condition of your home’s environment, we welcome you to contact Mountain View Heating, Inc. in Bend, Oregon. Our air quality specialists are available to customize solutions based on an analysis of your existing situation.
Humidifier systems, HEPA filters, UV lights, and new ductwork are just some of the ways we can improve the air quality within your home. We also provide a comprehensive array of heating, cooling, maintenance, and installation services for your home comfort needs.