How to Have Better Indoor Air Quality During the Holidays
Maintaining the best indoor air quality in your Florence, South Carolina, home is always important, especially during the holidays. Since you’re spending more time indoors to stay out of the winter weather, make sure you take advantage of the following five tips to improve the indoor air quality inside your home.
Dust Around Your Home
Dusting your home more frequently keeps your air cleaner. Dusting will also prevent allergens and dust mites from accumulating in your home, especially on your furniture. Make sure you change your air filter about once a month to stop dust from accumulating in your HVAC system.
Improve Your Home’s Circulation
If you don’t want to open your windows or doors during the winter, you have other options to improve the circulation in your home, like using an energy recovery ventilator. ERVs push stale air outside while bringing in fresh air so that your home doesn’t feel or smell stale.
Use a Humidifier
Dry air is going to feel even colder than air without the proper moisture levels. When your indoor air is dry, it can irritate your skin and sinuses. Use a humidifier to maintain a proper level of moisture in your home to keep you feeling more comfortable.
Get Indoor Plants
Buying a few plants for your home not only makes it cozier, but it can also improve your indoor air quality. Plants act as a healthy, natural way of removing harmful gases, like formaldehyde, from your home’s air and producing more oxygen.
Clean After Your Pets
If you have pets, pet dander can decrease the quality of your indoor air. If you have guests with allergies over, consider keeping your pets out of the way to make your guests more comfortable. You can also get your pets groomed and clean your home regularly to remove some of the allergens that come from pets.
Our team at Air Solutions Heating and Cooling can help you find ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Give us a call at 803-753-4830 to see what else we can do to make your home more comfortable.
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