Winter weather is on its way in North Chesterfield, Virginia. Since people spend more time indoors during winter, indoor air quality becomes a bigger concern. Unfortunately, you can't open your home's windows without wasting energy or making your family uncomfortable. Keep your indoor air quality healthy in winter by using a humidifier, adding an air purifier, and installing a UV air cleaner.
Use a Humidifier Daily
The air in winter becomes drier, and your heater can make this problem worse. Dry air can cause dry skin, chapped lips and sore throats. It can also interrupt your sleep and make your immune system weaker. This increases your risk of getting a cold, the flu or another illness. To combat this problem, install a humidifier in your home. Aim to balance the humidity level between 30 and 50 percent.
Add an Air Purifier
Since cool air stays closer to your floors than warmer air, it can bring pollutants closer to your lungs. You can remove contaminants like dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander or other allergens with an indoor air purifier. Use a portable model on one small area at a time or have a professional install a whole-home unit in your ductwork. You should also replace your HVAC system's air filter once per month to maintain healthy indoor air quality.
Install a UV Air Cleaner
A UV air cleaner uses ultraviolet light to keep microorganisms from reproducing. UVC light that's normally blocked by the atmosphere damages the microorganisms' DNA. This reduces bacteria and viruses, helping protect you from winter illnesses. Some models fit inside your ductwork, while others are designed to integrate with your outdoor unit.
Air Excellence, Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 40 years of heating, cooling and indoor air quality experience. We can help you maintain healthy indoor air quality, even when it's freezing outside. Call us anytime at 804-885-3888 for outstanding and friendly service.
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