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Stale indoor air is unpleasant in any season, but it’s especially problematic when you have to spend more time indoors during winter. From modifying your cleaning habits to installing an energy-recovery ventilator, discover four ways to resolve stale indoor air in your Springfield, Virginia, home.

Modify Your Cleaning Habits

Keeping your home clean and smelling great will help address stale air issues, as long as you don’t use harsh cleaning products or air fresheners. Many commercial cleaning products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which linger and make the air quality worse. Try to use gentle products or natural substances. Baking powder, white vinegar and citrus blends make your cleaning routine healthier and less expensive.

Replace Your Air Filter

Using a high-quality air filter is a smart way to eliminate contaminants like dust mites and pet dander from the air supply. However, the filter can only do its job if you keep it clean. Make a point of changing your HVAC system’s air filter every one to three months, and you can look forward to breathing fresher air.

Use Ceiling Fans

One of the easiest ways to keep the air flowing through your home is using ceiling fans regularly. Turn the fan on whenever you’re in the room to circulate the air and keep it fresh. Operate your fans in a clockwise direction in the winter to distribute warm air throughout the room. Switch them to a counterclockwise direction in the summer to move cool air down through the room.

Install an Energy-Recovery Ventilator

At Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we know that some air quality issues require professional solutions. To tackle persistently stale air, we recommend installing a Performance Energy Recovery Ventilator. This system continuously flushes out stale air while drawing in fresh air. Since it pre-conditions the incoming air, this ventilator even keeps your home’s air supply clean and pure without wasting energy.

From energy-recovery ventilators to whole-house dehumidifiers, we have all the indoor air quality equipment you need. Call Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning at 703-763-0399 to give your air quality a boost today.

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