If you’re noticing frequent colds, worsening respiratory problems, more allergy issues, or lingering odors inside your home, ’tis the season! In the winter, our tightly sealed, energy-efficient homes keep the cold out—while pollutants, airborne dirt and dust, and odors stay in. Indoor air quality becomes more of a concern in winter months because our homes have higher concentrations of pollutants and we spend more time inside.
Here at Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical, our specialists understand all the ways poor indoor air quality can affect one’s health and home—and can recommend products to promote clean air. In a nutshell, here’s what we recommend to protect your family from household pollution:
Fresh is best. Ventilate to reduce the chemicals, pollutants, and odors inside your home. A Carrier heat recovery ventilator (HRV) will exchange stale, polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air—while preventing heat from escaping. This particular type of ventilator works best for our Wisconsin climate.
New season, new filter. Change your HVAC filters at the start of the heating season, and check it once a month. Replace them when dirty. And to reduce the amount of indoor air pollution inside your home even more, dust and vacuum frequently.
Humidify, humidify, humidify. When there’s not enough moisture in the air—especially during the dry, cold winter months—membranes of the nose, throat, and respiratory tract dry out and cause health problems. A humidifier will release moisture into the dry inside air to soothe allergies and those membranes. Let our comfort specialists help you find the perfect humidity level for your home.
We can weigh in with the particulars. Our indoor air quality specialists can fully evaluate your indoor air quality and then recommend solutions specifically tailored to your home. Call us for more information today.