When the cold weather hits Springfield, Virginia, homeowners bundle up in an effort to stay warm and cozy. While closing your windows keeps your home warmer, it can also has a negative impact on your indoor air quality. Without anywhere for particles, dust and debris to go, each of these contaminants circulates through your home. If you want to improve your indoor air quality this fall, implement these methods to make a major difference.
Keep Opening the Windows
The fall weather in Virginia is rather volatile, ranging from frigid to surprisingly mild. When the mild weather hits, open your windows. When you let in fresh air, you also let out stale air. This ventilation process greatly improves indoor air quality. If it’s a bit colder, open a window for at least 10 minutes a day
Invest in a Furnace Tuneup
Chances are that when it gets cold, it’s the first time you’ve fired up your furnace since late winter or early spring. Because of this dormancy, it’s important to make sure everything’s functioning as it should. That’s why it’s important to get a fall tuneup.
During this tuneup, we’ll check every aspect of your furnace, from the blower assembly to the furnace filter. By replacing the filter and pinpointing areas where contaminants can leak into the furnace or the ductwork, we’ll ensure that your indoor air quality isn’t impacting your health.
It’s a well-known fact that when the winter comes, humidity drops tremendously. In your home, this isn’t good for your health. Dry air causes a bevy of health problems such as nosebleeds, coughs and colds. By installing a whole-home humidifier, you can reach an ideal relative humidity between 30 and 50 percent.
Don’t let your family suffer this fall because of poor indoor air quality. To ensure your furnace is ready to help keep your indoor air quality fresh this winter, contact Brennan’s Heating and Air Conditioning at 703-491-2771 for a tuneup.
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