During the winter months in Tarpon Springs, Florida, the air quality in your home can start to drop, resulting in an unhealthy atmosphere for you and your family. Take a look at some of the most common wintertime IAQ concerns and how to protect yourself.
Sealing Off Your Home
Energy efficiency is a major concern among homeowners throughout the area. Wasting energy isn’t something anyone wants to do. As a result, people take action to prevent this from occurring within their homes. They may seal their ducts, fill in gaps in the insulation to prevent drafts, and keep the windows tightly closed all winter long, especially when the heating system is running. However, these measures introduce new problems. The home becomes sealed off from fresh air, resulting in an increased concentration in noxious chemicals, pollutants, and allergens.
Dirty Air Ducts
When you have your HVAC system running more frequently during the chillier months, the ducts often become clogged with dirt and debris that circulates within the house. Dirty ducts tend to lower the indoor air quality of the home, so having them professionally cleaned every winter can prevent this problem from impacting your health. It’s also important to change the air filter in your system at least every month or two. This will help ensure your system runs well and efficiently for as long as possible.
Lack of Purification
If the air filter in your HVAC system isn’t quite providing the level of filtration you want, consider adding an air purifier in your home. This type of unit can be connected to your cooling and heating system to remove smaller particles and keep your air clean and healthy to breathe. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or other breathing conditions, adding an air purifier may improve their comfort.
At Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating, we can help you maintain the quality of your indoor air all winter long. Contact us today at 727-231-6911.
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