Tips for Maintaining Great Indoor Air Quality in the Wintertime
During the winter months of the year, most people spend more time indoors. Winter is also the season of colds and influenza. The germs, dust and low humidity levels all combine to create poor indoor air quality. Our technicians at Campbell & Company offer these tips to help you maintain great indoor air quality for the winter season.
Check and Replace Air Filters
Your heating system has an air filter. The filter captures tiny particles so that they do not reach your indoor living spaces. When the filter’s pores are full, those particles cannot be caught. Check the air filter every month, and replace it every 60 to 90 days. Our technicians can do this for you. They can also tell you which type of filters you need.
Vacuum Floors and Air Vents
Daily vacuuming helps remove dust and dirt from your home. This is especially important if you have any furry pets. Choose a vacuum with a HEPA filter, and replace the filter as needed. You can also vacuum your home’s air vents. Begin by wiping off the vent covers with a microfiber cloth. Remove the covers, and reach into the vent openings with the vacuum’s hose. The vacuum removes the dust and dirt in the air duct.
Consider a Humidifier
If your home’s air is too dry during the wintertime, consider a humidifier. Small models are ideal for use in a bedroom. You can also have a whole-house humidifier and dehumidifier system installed by our technicians at Campbell & Company. The whole-house systems maintain an ideal humidity level throughout your home all year long.
Schedule a Tuneup
During a heating system tuneup, our technicians clean dust and dirt out of the air blower. They also clean the burner chamber in order to ensure that it is dust-free. A tuneup can make a big impact on your home’s indoor air quality. We suggest scheduling your heat pump or furnace tuneup in mid-to-late autumn. Contact us at Campbell & Company today for more information about improving indoor air quality in your home. We serve Pasco, Yakima, and the surrounding area.
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