Monday, December 20, 2021

Indoor Air Quality in Winter: Tips for Your Home and Health


Naturally, when it comes to wintertime, we tend to spend more time indoors. With a lack of natural sunlight and cooler temperatures, it’s easy for our home’s indoor air quality to suffer. From mold growth to dust accumulation and more, there are plenty of ways that your home’s indoor air quality will be less than ideal this season. So, here are some simple tips to help ensure you’ll have a happy and healthy winter!

Keep Your Home a Little Cool

Try to keep your indoor temperature around 68 to 71 this winter. Of course, if temperatures drop to freezing, you should turn up your heating. But, when you can, it’s best to try and keep your home from warming up too much. The dry air caused by heating our homes during the winter months means fewer molecules in the atmosphere to carry away pollutants like mold spores or bacteria. This can increase respiratory problems such as asthma or allergies during this time of year.

Use a Humidifier

With cold weather comes dryness in the air, so it is important to do everything possible to keep your home moist. You can start by adding a humidifier to each room of your house. Make sure that they are set at about 40% humidity or higher if possible. You can also use an old pot filled with water as a temporary solution until you get a humidifier of your own.

Be Careful Using Your Fireplace

While a wood-burning fireplace is a great way to warm up this winter, it can often cause the air in your home to become low quality very quickly. Sure, it’s beautiful — however, wood smoke is very unhealthy. Whether or not your system is airtight, using your wood-burning fireplace too often this season can lead to increased levels of indoor air pollutants.

And, most importantly, keep up with your air duct cleanings during the winter months! Luckily, Greenpro Cleaning and Restoration can help.

Get in Touch With us For All Your Air Duct Cleaning Needs

Getting your home and business ready for winter weather and protecting your heating can be time-consuming tasks, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and water damage.

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