Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality During the Winter

December 21, 2022

When temperatures in Centerville, Utah drop below freezing, it is impractical to open the windows for ventilation. Couple that with the fact that you spend more time in your home during the winter, and you can breathe air that has up to five times more pollutants than outdoors. Thankfully, there are simple steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality during the winter.

Have the Batteries in Your Carbon Monoxide Detector Checked

The fall is an excellent time to have your carbon monoxide detector inspected by HVAC professionals. Part of this check is ensuring that the batteries are up to date. When it works correctly, your carbon monoxide detector will tell you if there is a harmful buildup of fumes from cars, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, furnaces, or gas ranges.

Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned by Professionals

Your air ducts are not something you need to clean every single week. However, you will want to have HVAC professionals perform a complete air duct cleaning during the fall. This will ensure that any dust or particulates accumulated in your air ducts are cleaned out and any critters are relocated. This way, when you run your furnace during the winter, you know that you are cycling in the cleanest air possible.

Don’t Skip Annual Furnace Maintenance

During the winter, your home’s air circulation is performed by your furnace’s blower. During annual furnace maintenance, an HVAC professional will inspect all the parts to ensure they function correctly and are clean. A crucial part of this inspection is changing the furnace filters. The filter is like the lungs of your home’s HVAC system. If it is not changed regularly, it will not be able to clean the air from allergens, mold, pet dander, and other large particulates. Therefore, the best way to keep your air clean is to have your filter changed during your furnace’s annual maintenance.

Raising the Comfort in Your Centerville Home

For three decades, High Country HVAC has provided Centerville residents with the best HVAC services. Our technicians are NATE-certified, we offer a one-year 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we stand by our work.

Our services include residential HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair. In addition, we install ductless mini-splits and work on new construction and custom homes. Call High Country HVAC today and let us help you feel comfortable in your home.

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