There are so many wonderful things about winter: the beautiful snowfall, the seasonal foods, the holidays, the New Year’s celebration! One thing that does tend to happen during the winter that is a little less glamorous is a general decline in indoor air quality due to the weather forcing homeowners to keep their windows shut for months at a time. If you’re interested in maintaining your indoor air quality this winter, follow these simple steps from our HVAC experts.
Change Your Furnace Filter Regularly
A really simple way to avoid stale air and improve your overall indoor air quality this winter is to make sure you’re staying on top of changing your furnace filter. When your furnace filter is clogged, the air that’s dispersed throughout your home is first sent through a layer of dust, dirt, and debris. To maintain a high quality of indoor air, make sure to change your furnace filter at least once every 90 days and earlier if necessary.
Use Kitchen And Bathroom Fans To Keep Air Circulating
The biggest reason why indoor air quality can diminish in the winter is that the air isn’t able to circulate and becomes stale. A great way to avoid this is to turn on your kitchen and bathroom fans during the day to help circulate the air in your home.
Open A Window When The Weather Is Mild
During the milder winter days, it’s a great time to open your windows for an hour or more to bring in the fresh air and to encourage movement in the still air in your home. If possible, make sure to turn off your furnace during this time so you’re not wasting energy and money while you’re improving your winter indoor air quality.
Schedule Annual Preventative Maintenance
The most important part of keeping your indoor air quality high during the winter is to ensure your furnace is working properly and is clean. By scheduling annual maintenance with Spring Home in the winter for your furnace, you’re allowing one of our expert HVAC technicians to clean and assess your system and make sure it’s working properly, efficiently, and providing you with the clean, high-quality air that your home deserves.
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Spring Home is a Toronto-based HVAC company offering complete heating, air conditioning and refrigeration installation and service to the GTA area. We have spent the last 15+ years working with HVAC systems in both residential and commercial properties throughout the Toronto region and are proud of our established reputation as a reliable, trustworthy contractor.