Indoor Air Quality, or IAQ, is a measure of the cleanliness of the air inside your home. When the weather outside during winter gets chilly and dry, you’re likely spending more time inside, and the last thing you want is for your home’s air to aggravate respiratory conditions. During the winter, you’re less likely to have the windows open, and thus the air inside your home can become recirculated, with irritants like dust, mold, dead skin, and pet dander floating around.
If you’re wondering how to improve indoor air quality during the winter in Texas, the experts at Blue Label Services have the answers. We offer no-charge indoor air quality assessments, and we are happy to share a few tips on how to improve your indoor air quality during winter.
Poor indoor air quality can be improved, even in winter, which does wonders in improving the health and happiness of building occupants. Here are some tips.
Install a Lennox Humidifier
As one of the leading humidifier brands, Lennox can help improve the quality of the air inside your home or business. We are proud to partner with Lennox and offer whole-home humidifiers. Indoor air that is too dry can cause health problems, and the Healthy Climate whole-home power humidifier works with your HVAC system to add moisture as needed to your home’s air.
Dust Free® Active Purifier
This innovative air purifier system has technologies that target air quality problems at the source. This includes cleaning out dust, dander, germs, volatile organic compounds, allergens, and odors. The Dust Free® Active has an in-duct air purification system with environmentally-friendly oxidizers and a negative ionization system.
UV Light That Keeps Your Evaporator Coil Clean
A dirty evaporator coil is the source of poor indoor air quality for many homeowners. Installing a UV light works in conjunction with your air filter to disinfect cooling coils, drain pipes, and duct surfaces.
Keep it Clean
Be sure to keep all areas of your home as clean as possible, particularly during the winter. Regular dusting and vacuuming will reduce indoor pollutants like mold, pollen, and dust mites. Make sure to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Upgrade Your Air Filters
The air filters on your HVAC system are the first line of defense against indoor contaminants. Upgrading them can make a world of difference in your IAQ. Look for air filters with a high MERV, or filtration efficiency rating.
Avoid Fragrant Home Products
While it may be tempting to use home sprays, chemical air fresheners, and scented candles to improve the smell of your home, they can be toxic. Instead, opt for essential oils and a diffuser. Choose beeswax or soy-based candles that are scented with essential oils.
Texas HVAC and Indoor Air Quality Contractor
If you are looking to improve your indoor air quality during the Texas winter, contact the professionals at Blue Label Services. Let our experts provide you with the right options to help you and your family breathe better every day.
Contact us at 832-968-8630 for more information.