Winters in Bellaire, Texas, don’t generally see ice and snow. But the temperatures do get low enough that we tend to close our doors and windows, which can lead to stuffy air. That makes it a good time to consider how to purify your air. Learn four ways to improve your indoor air quality this winter.
Keep It Clean
The first step in ensuring that the air inside your house is healthy is to keep your house clean. That means sweeping the bare floors and vacuuming the carpets regularly. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, and do it at least once a week. Consider steam cleaning once during the winter, as well. When cleaning surfaces, use vinegar and water to avoid harsh chemicals that can contaminate the air.
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Control the Humidity
While you don’t want to have too much humidity in your home, you also don’t want your air to feel too dry. Use humidifiers in rooms where the air is too dry and dehumidifiers in rooms where the air is too moist. Address any leaks you might have promptly, and keep the exhaust fan on when you cook. Aim to balance your home’s humidity between 40 and 60 percent. As a result, you’ll help to maintain good indoor air quality.
Consider an Air Purifier
Dust and particles can get into your home from your ductwork and can collect in corners, under furniture and in other places. An air purifier can capture these contaminants and let you breathe easier while also helping to protect you from colds and the flu.
Do you want to learn more about how to improve your indoor air quality? Call Conditioned Air at (281) 561-6911 today!
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