Poor indoor air quality is one of the biggest threats to public health in the United States. In fact, your home’s air is likely up to 100 times filthier than the air outside. Filthy indoor air doesn’t have to ruin your holiday season, though. Read on to learn how to maintain healthy indoor air quality during the holidays in your Jackson, Mississippi, home.
Change Your Air Filter
The easiest way to maintain healthy indoor air quality is by changing your HVAC system’s air filter regularly. With a fresh filter, your system will trap pollutants before they have a chance to recirculate through your home. Change your filter at the start of every season. With winter right around the corner on the calendar, now’s the time to do so.
Ventilate Your Home Properly
For greater energy efficiency, today’s homes are built with a tighter thermal envelope. With colder temperatures and fewer opportunities to open windows for fresh air, it’s important that you find another way to ventilate your home. A whole-home ventilator is a great solution, removing your home’s stale air while drawing in fresh air from outside.
Control Your Home’s Humidity
Controlling your home’s humidity level is another essential part of maintaining healthy indoor air quality. The sweet spot for indoor humidity is between 40 and 60 percent during the winter. If your humidity is higher, consider investing in a dehumidifier. If it’s substantially lower, you’ll need a humidifier to add more moisture to the air.
Tip: Purchase a high-quality hygrometer to measure and monitor your indoor humidity.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
An efficiently operating HVAC system does a lot to maintain healthy indoor air quality in your home. If you haven’t already done so, make sure to schedule HVAC maintenance to protect your heating system from stress and strain.
To learn more about our high-quality indoor air quality services and solutions, contact Dent Air Conditioning at 601-912-0535. Our HVAC experts are standing by to ensure you breathe easier and sleep better this holiday season.
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