Your indoor air in the winter isn’t as fresh as it is during other seasons. Lower temperatures mean windows and doors are shut tight against breezes and drafts, which is why your home’s indoor air can get stuffy and dust-heavy in the winter. This can especially be a problem for family members with allergies. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to keep the air inside your home clean and fresh.
In this post, Air Pro Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., your local HVAC contractor, shares how you can do just that in your home this winter.
Clean the Furnace
Your furnace and heater work overtime during the winter to ensure your house stays cozy and comfortable, so don’t neglect to clean it every now and then and change the filters regularly. Dirty filters can aggravate already stuffy air conditions in your home, and on top of that they force the heater to work even harder, which may damage it in the long run.
Make it a habit to dust the furnace and replace its filters. If your system is getting old, we recommend that you get in touch with local heating and AC contractors so they can perform an inspection and address existing concerns before they become bigger problems in the future.
Clean the Ducts
Similarly, clogged ducts will spread dust and debris throughout your home. Remove the grates and clean them so that you can get rid of any dust hanging around the edges of the ducts.
Install an Air Purifier
Dust and debris are relatively easy to take care of, but what about the invisible toxins that may be in the air you breathe? This is where an air purifier comes in, which can be either a standalone unit or an add-on to your HVAC system. Think of this as a preventive measure, one which will have a positive effect on your home’s indoor air quality beyond the winter season.
Our heating and cooling services at Air Pro Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will help ensure your home stays fresh and comfortable throughout the winter season. Get in touch with us at (703) 832-0400 to learn more.