When the calendar turns to fall, it’s time to prepare your home for the cooler weather ahead. One thing to think about is the indoor air quality in your home. With doors and windows shut, your home’s indoor air quality can suffer. These are some tactics to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
Replace Your Air Filter
The air filter in your HVAC system keeps dust and dirt away from critical equipment. It also improves your home’s indoor air quality. Check the filter before you start your furnace for the first time. Replace it if it’s dirty, and remind yourself to check it every month while the furnace is in use.
Whenever there’s a sunny, warm day, try to take advantage of it by opening windows. Open windows let fresh air in and circulates old, stuffy air. Having proper ventilation is the key to good indoor air quality.
Get a Heat Recovery Ventilator
You can have a heat recovery ventilator installed in your HVAC system. These improve the ventilation while preventing warm air from leaving your home. An HVAC company can install this for you.
Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera, CA, is your indoor air quality expert. We have several products and services that improve indoor air quality such as ventilators, germicidal lights, duct cleaning and humidifiers.
Use Cooking Vents
Cooking can seriously decrease the indoor air quality of your home. Always turn on a cooking vent when using your stove. You can also open a window to vent pollutants.
Keep Floors Clean
Vacuum and sweep floors within your home at least once a week. Carpets trap dust and other particles. By cleaning them, they’ll be able to keep pollutants in your indoor air to a minimum.
At Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc., we repair, replace and tune-up heaters and air conditioners. We can also help you with tankless water heaters, duct cleaning and sealing, ductless mini-splits and energy audits. Get in touch Brian's Heating & Cooling, Inc. today to schedule an appointment.