Are you sneezing more in your St. Louis, Missouri, home? If so, you may have poor indoor air quality. Fortunately, you can take steps to breathe cleaner air. By using an air purifier, operating a humidifier and maintaining your HVAC system, you’ll enjoy fresher air and a healthier home. You’ll be able to remove common chemicals and enjoy optimal levels of relative humidity while also reducing dust and improving home ventilation. Read on to learn more about three ways to improve your indoor air quality in winter.
Install an Air Purifier
Air purifiers remove pet dander and other common sneeze-causing particles from the air. Just remember to use filters recommended for the air purifier you choose, and change them according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Otherwise, you won’t gain the full effects of the air purification process.
Operate a Humidifier
While you’ll probably need a humidifier for the drier winter months, you’ll need to choose one that’s the right size for required rooms. Pick out a model that runs with a high level of energy-efficiency and can be refilled with maximum convenience. If you’re in an environment where you’re drying laundry indoors or your home’s interior is moist most of the time, a wide selection of dehumidifiers can help. Some come with convenience features such as self-drainage capacity.
Maintain Your HVAC System
By keeping your ductwork well-maintained and free of debris, as well as changing your filters on schedule, you can reduce the risk of poor air quality in your home. Remove any obstructions blocking airflow and get any damaged parts of the system repaired promptly. Ideally, you should have your HVAC checked by professionals every season. As a result, your HVAC system will operate at maximum efficiency and work to filter your home’s air supply properly.
At Averill Heating & Air Conditioning, we know what products and services can help when you’re having an indoor air quality crisis. Feel more comfortable today by contacting us at (314) 427-3825 to learn more.
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