Tips for Maintaining Your Winter Indoor Air Quality

In the winter, it can be challenging to maintain indoor air quality. Insulation and protective sealants prevent the circulation of fresh air. When this happens, it isn’t unusual for pollutants and allergens to accumulate. These pollutants contribute to fatigue, headaches and dizziness. The good news is you don’t have to suffer through poor indoor air quality. Here are a few tips for maintaining your winter indoor air quality.

Remove the Dust

There are many things that cause dust to accumulate. This includes pet dander, fibers, insect parts, ashes, pollen and fungi. When these particles are present, they can impact the indoor air quality.

Get rid of the dust by vacuuming your home with a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. Clean your home using nontoxic cleaning products that are specifically designed to eliminate dust particles. Custom Comfort Air, which serves residents of Houston and the surrounding areas, now offers the Air Scrubber Plus, which is designed to clean the air and surfaces of a home.

Change Your Air Filters

When was the last time that you changed your air filters? If it has been more than three months, it’s time to change them. Dirty air filters decrease the air quality during the wintertime. Changing your air filters prevents dust accumulation and defends against other pollutants.

Upgrade Your HVAC System

If your HVAC system is over 15 years old, you should replace it as soon as possible. Not only is an old HVAC system inefficient, but it also contributes to poor air quality. One crack in your system can cause a hazardous carbon monoxide leak.

Clean Your Ducts

Although you can’t see them, air ducts are an important part of your HVAC system. They circulate air throughout your home. If they aren’t clean, the debris will blow through your vents. Types of contaminants that are found in air ducts include dead skin cells, drywall dust, fiberglass particles, dirt, pet dander and rodents.

At Custom Comfort Air, we can help you maintain the winter indoor air quality in your home. We specialize in heating, air conditioning and air quality improvements for people in Houston and the surrounding areas. Call to schedule an appointment today.