The winter weather is starting late this year in many parts of the country, but it is still on its way. Temperatures have been so warm, you may even have the windows open in your home, letting fresh air filter through. However, once the temperatures start to drop, you are going to shut your home up tight to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. This is when you need to start thinking about the quality of air in your home. Instead of waiting until spring to get all the dust and dirt out of your home, you should do it now so it doesn’t circulate throughout your home all winter long. Without fresh air going in and out of your house in the winter, you can end up circulating dust, dirt, mites and allergens. Heaters and appliances are also adding to poor air quality in your home throughout the winter months. All of this adds up to lower air quality that can affect your health in a number of ways. Besides keeping your home clean all winter long, you can also keep dirt outside by taking off your shoes at the door. Controlling the humidity in your home can also help with the air quality. Keep reading below to find out what you should do to breath easier and be healthier in your home this winter.
I just replaced the furnace filter – every six months, as directed by the professional who visits to fine-tune it periodically. Looking at the accumulated dirt made me glad it was the filter, not my lungs, that looked so sooty, but it made me wonder about indoor air quality.