Improving your Indoor Air in Winter

Having good quality air is important no matter what time of the year it is. Since you will spend more time indoors during the winter months, it is especially important to make sure the air quality is the best it can be. In the winter, windows and doors are generally kept shut, so the indoor air is mostly recycled during these months. Germs that are either brought in from the outside or that take root in the home are re-circulated over and over again for many months unless the indoor air is purified during winter. In order to maintain healthy winter air quality all season long, you need to have the proper air filtration arsenal set up within your home. You also need to know when to change your air filter during winter to ensure the equipment performs properly. A quality winter air filter is also important in commercial buildings, nearly a third of which 30% have poor indoor air quality.  For obvious reasons, cleaning and changing your air filter is necessary for your indoor air quality during winter.

During the winter, an air filter keeps the indoor air fresh. When outdoor temperatures drop, this allows you to keep the air from getting stuffy without having to crack a window. The last thing you would want to do is allow all the warmth generated by the heater or fireplace to escape the house. With heaters, especially, a cracked window could add to your energy expenses. However, in order for an air filter to keep the indoor air clean, the filter itself needs to be free of dirt deposits. Therefore, the filter should be checked once per month for deposits of dirt and dust. Clean the filter when necessary to allow for clean air filtration. If you are in the process of buying a new air filter, choose a HEPA model, since these are more effective at removing germs from the air. If you notice an issue with the filter or air quality, make sure to contact us so we can inspect it for you.