When it comes to air quality, many people recommend opening your doors and windows to increase ventilation and let fresh air inside. But what can you do in the winter, when the frigid cold forces you to keep your windows and doors shut? Thankfully, there are still ways to improve air quality in the winter and keep everyone under your roof happy and healthy.
Keep things clean
Dust and dirt can easily make their way into the air. The more dust and dirt, the worse your air quality will be. As such, keep your home or office as clean as possible by vacuuming, dusting, and cleaning all surfaces regularly.
Check your air ducts
That same dirt and dust can find its way into your air ducts, worsening air quality even if you clean the rest of your building. As such, be sure to check your air ducts frequently. If you notice they’re a little worse for wear, clean them as much as possible.
Install quality air filters
HVAC system air filters are one of the best ways to improve air quality in your home. However, not any old air filter will do. You’ll want to choose one with a higher MERV or filtration efficiency rating to get the true benefits of an air filter. Then, you’ll want to be sure to change out these air filters regularly before they get too clogged with dirt and dust.
Consider an air purifier
While HVAC system air filters will do much to improve your air quality, they can always do with some help. Air purifiers can capture and even kill pathogens like bacteria, viruses, pollen, smoke, animal dander, mold, and more that might still be floating around in your home.
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