Tips for Maintaining Your Winter Indoor Air Quality

There is more to home comfort than the right temperature. More and more, we at Pro Air find our San Mateo customers are concerned with the indoor air quality in their homes. Unclean air can be a real problem during the heating season when many homeowners shut their homes tight to keep out the cold weather.

Let the Fresh Air Flow

Weatherproofing your home increases the efficiency of your heating system, but it will slow down the exchange of indoor and outdoor air. This can lead to a buildup of irritants in your air supply, including pet hair, dust, and dander.

The volatile organic compounds that are byproducts of cleaning and beauty products will also float in your air supply. An environmental assessment from Pro Air can help you understand the impurities you are dealing with at your home.

In order to encourage the exchange of indoor and outdoor air, we suggest cracking open some windows on milder days. If you do this in rooms where the sun hits, you will minimize the extra work for your heating system. If you want a more professional solution, we can help you install a ventilator as part of your climate control system.

Ventilation technology gives you more efficiency than an open window. For example, installing a heat-recovery ventilator will bring in fresh air while preserving your home’s temperature.

Get the Crud Out

In addition to bringing in the fresh air, it is important to get impurities out of your air supply. You can do some of this work by being more intentional about cleaning during the winter months. When you remove dust with a vacuum, you prevent it from getting into the air.

There are also professional solutions when it comes to removing irritants and VOCs. Pro Air can install a filtration system or air purifier as part of your heating and cooling system. As air travels through your ducts, impurities are removed. For more sensitive areas, you might consider placing a single-room air filtration device. This can provide much-needed relief if you have allergies or respiratory issues.

Whether it is a matter of heating, cooling or indoor air quality, Pro Air is dedicated to your home comfort. Our expert technicians can handle the repair, maintenance, and installation of all your climate-control systems. If you would like to breathe easier this winter, contact us today.

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