There is more to your home’s comfort than just keeping it warm or cool. You also need to ensure that the indoor environment is safe and healthy for you and your family to stay. Since you will be staying longer inside your home when the cold season steps in, it is just right to keep your indoor air quality in the best condition.
How will you do that? Read below for some helpful tips from our professionals at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services.
- Clean, dust and vacuum regularly
Cleaning your home regularly can help in keeping your indoor environment safe. As simple as dusting and vacuum cleaning at least once a week can reduce the amount of dust, mold and other contaminants in your home, giving you healthier air to breathe.
- Increase ventilation
Take advantage of the moderate temperature of fall to open your windows and doors and let the fresh air in. Proper ventilation is an important factor to improve indoor air quality. It keeps the air moving through your home, sends particulates and air contaminants outside, and replaces the stale indoor air. Just make sure to turn off your HVAC system before doing this to prevent wasted energy and high energy bill.
- Invest in a humidifier
The warm temperature inside your home can make the air drier, which can trigger allergies and respiratory issues. You can also experience dry skin, irritated sinuses, and cracked boards in wood floors when the humidity inside gets too low. A humidifier adds water vapor to the air to neutralize the humidity and prevent these issues.
- Use natural air fresheners for your home
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are dangerous chemicals present in many commercial air fresheners and home improvement products. If you are using an air freshener for your home, do not use synthetic commercial products. These will contaminate your indoor air and cause future health problems. You can make use of potpourri or air fresheners with natural oil, cypress, mint and pine scents to keep your home fresh and healthy.
- Maintain your HVAC system.
A poorly maintained HVAC system can create a muggy and dusty atmosphere inside your home. With regular maintenance, factors like clean air filters and duct system, properly functioning mechanical components and efficient performance of your system are guaranteed.
Do you need help in preparing your indoor air quality for the challenges brought by the cold weather? Talk to our professionals at Maddox Residential and Commercial Services for expert advice and top-notch HVAC services. We proudly serve Tyler and East Texas since 1937. Give us a call now!