8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

8 Ways To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Winter

The winter makes your indoor air quality worse. During the cold winter months we spend more time inside our home, run our furnace and have all our windows closed. Your home’s indoor air quality effects the health of all those inside so it’s important to increase your indoor air quality during the winter months. Follow these ways to improve indoor air quality during the winter to keep a healthy and safe home. How To Improve Indoor Air Quality In Winter First, what are the causes of poor indoor quality? There are many contributing factors to bad indoor air quality in your home. Some of the most common indoor air pollutants include pet dander, perfumes, scented candles, paint, air fresheners, cleaning products and fireplaces. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, poor winter indoor air quality can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma and can increase a person’s risk of developing pneumonia and other upper respiratory problems. Stay safe by following the tips below for improving indoor air quality during winter.   Change The Air Filters In Your Home Your homes heating system air filter is extremely important in your defense against indoor air pollutants. Check your filters regularly at the end of each month and change them as needed (about every 2 months in the winter, clean filters each month). Make sure that when they are installed, filters are secured tightly to avoid gaps between the filter frame and rack. This reduces bypass air, which can harm indoor air quality by allowing breathable particles to pass through without being filtered. If you have questions about changing your air filter, contact...