With the doors and windows closed, indoor air quality tends to plummet in the winter. This is especially bad news for families that have people in the house with respiratory issues like allergies and asthma. There are ways to improve your home’s air quality, though.

Keep Your Home Clean

You should vacuum and mop a few times a week. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and clean your hard floors with a mixture of water and vinegar. Keep shoes by the door so that people aren’t tracking dirt and contaminants inside.

Use Green Cleaning Products

You should buy green cleaning products or make your own. Many household cleaners foul your indoor air. For example, you can use baking soda and vinegar to clean drains, toilets, and to disinfect countertops.

HVAC Maintenance

It’s important to have an HVAC company do maintenance on your heating and cooling system every year. As part of this service, they change your air filters and clean out the insides of your HVAC equipment. This improves your indoor air quality as it keeps dirt, dust, and other contaminants from circulating throughout your home.

Dignified Heating & Cooling in Lake Geneva, WI, offers annual maintenance. While we’re a Rheem-certified dealer, our technicians can service all makes and models.

Air Purifier

Consider buying an air purifier, whether a portable or whole-house one. Many have activated carbon filters that remove odors, chemicals, and gasses from the air. Air purifiers also remove pollen, viruses, bacteria, pet dander, and other contaminants.

Add Humidity

Winter air is very dry. You can buy a portable or whole-home humidifier to make your home’s moisture level ideal. This helps your family breathe easier as it prevents dry noses, throats, and lungs.

Dignified Heating & Cooling offers heater and air conditioner repairs, installations, and maintenance. We can also help you with indoor air quality, boilers, and hydronic systems. Please contact us today to schedule a service or ask any questions about our offerings.

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