Maintaining Good Indoor Air Quality During the Winter

Summer days when you could open your windows and enjoy a fresh breeze are long gone, and spring is still a couple months away. As a result, you and your family are breathing more indoor air than in months past. Unfortunately, having your house closed up all winter long could be keeping contaminants trapped indoors. The good news? There are several things you can do to improve the quality of the air inside your home. Check out these tips for maintaining good indoor air quality during the winter.

Keep Your Vents and Registers Cleanindoor air quality

Vents and registers inevitably get dusty. When that happens, the dust is circulated throughout your home every time the system kicks on. Clean them with a want attachment for your vacuum or even a flexible duster regularly to cut down on the amount of dust being circulated throughout your home.

Replace Filters Regularly

It’s always important to replace HVAC filters regularly, but it becomes even more important during the winter months. Your family and pets are spending more time indoors, so there is more hair and other debris in the air. This causes filters to fill up faster and need replaced more frequently.

Clean Ceiling Fan Blades

If your ceiling fan blades are coated in a layer of dust, they’re circulating that dust throughout your home every time you switch the fan on.

Add an Air Filtration System

Air filtration systems are a great way to improve indoor air quality year-round. There are several different types and models on the market, making it possible to find one that’s perfectly suited to virtually any budget. Air filtration systems are especially beneficial for pet owners.

Schedule a Professional Duct Cleaning

Over the years, dust and allergens can build up inside your ductwork. When this happens, it is constantly circulated through your home every time you use your HVAC system. Dirty ductwork also forces the system to work harder and could cause premature failure. Help your family breathe easy and take care of your HVAC system by having your ducts cleaned professionally.

At Larry & Sons, we can help you take care of your HVAC system and reduce dust and other allergens in your home. Contact us today to learn more.

Pre-Season Furnace Inspection

Inspect and Maintain your heater before winter startsWhen you’ve used it, your HVAC unit has worked splendidly this year, but, even though it uses the same thermostat, your furnace is a different system and should be treated differently.  The end of September marks the closing of summer and the beginning of winter, which means it’s time to schedule a pre-season maintenance for your heating system, before you start it for the first time.  Regular maintenance and a pre-start inspection with cleaning are essential to the health of your heating unit.  Every year that you start up the system without conducting an inspection and basic maintenance is a slightly higher chance that your heating system will fail, leading to expensive repairs.  While we recommend getting a professional inspection every fall, there are a few things you can do on your own first. Continue reading “Pre-Season Furnace Inspection”

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