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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality During the Wintertime

How Winter Air Holds More Pollution
It’s no secret that winter in Canada can be quite cold. What you may not know is that air pollution, which people usually equate with summer, is actually worse during the winter. The first reason is that colder air is denser and moves slower than warm air, so you end up breathing more of it in. Also, the air’s dryer, so there isn’t enough moisture to trap some of those pollutants. Finally, cold air falls, so polluted cold air stays close to the ground and your lungs. Cleaning this air, however, is quite easy when it’s in your home.

  1. Keep Your Humidity Ideal
    The right humidity for your home is about 55%. You can contact an expert at Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations all over Southern Ontario, to look at installing a whole-house humidifier in your home.
  2. Keep Your Floors Clean
    Your floors can carry a lot of dangerous bacteria and pollutants that you’ve inadvertently brought from outside. If you have carpets, make sure to vacuum them with a HEPA filter once a week. As for your hard floors, mop them every few days with a combination of white vinegar and water.
  3. Choose an Air Purifier
    Air purifiers can remove most indoor pollutants and leave you with cleaner, healthier air. Air cleaners are an easy solution and can be installed by Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations all over Southern Ontario. A certified technician can help you choose the best air cleaner for your space.
  4. Keep Your Furnace in Good Condition
    First, your should check your furnace filters every 3 months. If they need to be replaced, see that they are. Secondly, it’s a good idea to have maintenance performed on your furnace by a specialist from Aire One Heating and Cooling, serving locations all over Southern Ontario. This will help assure your furnace is running properly for the entire season.

The air feels different during the colder seasons. If you find that your physical health is being affected by your home’s air quality, this could be an indication of a bigger issue. At Aire One Heating and Cooling, we offer 24 hour emergency HVAC service. Contact us today if you are experiencing any heating, cooling, or air quality issues in your home.

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