Spring might be known as the allergy season, but many families will also struggle with respiratory issues when they seal up their house for the winter. If you would like to avoid itchy eyes and sore throats this year, then take a look at these four tips for improving your home’s air quality during the winter months.
Air Quality Tip: Watch Out for Pet Allergens
Pets are often inside the house quite a bit more when the weather begins to cool off, and this means that you are going to be dealing with extra fur, dander, and allergens that they track in. Their fur can be kept slightly longer during the winter, but they should still be trimmed, brushed, and washed regularly. It is also important to deep clean their beds as often as possible.
Air Quality Tip: Allow in Fresh Air When Possible
Stale air will allow a variety of allergens and other contaminants to linger in your home for months on end. This is why it is so important to throw open the windows and allow in a fresh breeze as often as possible. Homeowners should take some time to check the weather reports to see if there will be any upcoming days that are warm and dry enough to leave the windows open for a few hours.
Air Quality Tip: Watch What You Burn
Stoves, fireplaces, and older candles can all result in extra soot and carbon monoxide in your home. If you do plan on using any of these, it is important that they are well-maintained and kept in a ventilated area. Chimneys and stoves should be inspected and cleaned at the start of the season well before they are used.
Schedule a Maintenance Call With Engineered Air
The final step in this process is to schedule a seasonal maintenance call with Engineered Air just as the weather begins to cool off. One of our experienced technicians can thoroughly examine your heating system, change filters, and locate any damage that could affect your home’s air quality. Contact us today to get started.