Here in Central Florida, we don’t really get the same changing of the seasons that other states tend to get. Instead of winter snowstorms and freezing rain, we’re more inclined to get cooler temperatures and cloudy days. However, just because we’re fortunate to live in a warm and comfortable climate year-round, that doesn’t mean that we’re not prone to our own seasonal weather changes. As we enter the winter months, it’s more important than ever to focus on air quality. After all, serious issues like pollen and mold are an ongoing problem in the Sunshine State. To help keep your house feeling nice and fresh this winter, here are four tips for significantly improving its air quality!
Tidy Up Regularly
Take a look around your house. Would you say that it’s nice and neat? Even if your home appears to be free from clutter and messes, you may be surprised to learn that it’s probably teeming with dust and soil. These particles can affect the quality of air in your home, leading to allergies and respiratory problems. By making sure you dust and vacuum frequently, you can enjoy a much better breathing experience inside your house!
Keep Grime Outdoors
Every time you take a step inside your house, you’re tracking in everything that was attached to your shoes while you were outdoors. Even if you didn’t step in anything noticeably disgusting, you’re still bringing in a bounty of soil, bacteria, and pollen. To help prevent you from bringing this filth into your home, it’s a good idea to remove your shoes completely upon entering your home.
Control Your Humidity
One of the worst things for your home’s air quality is moisture. Florida has a serious black mold problem, and if you allow this dangerous fungus to grow unchecked, it could put you and your family in harm’s way. By investing in a dehumidifier, though, you can offset the amount of moisture in your home. In turn, you’ll be able to dramatically reduce the growth of this toxic mold and vastly improve the quality of air inside your house.
Change Your Air Filters
If you peeked inside your air filter right now, you might be surprised by the layers of buildup and dust trapped inside it. Air filters work hard to help keep the air inside your home pure and clean, but many people don’t realize that they need to change them at least every 90 days (or sooner, if needed). A dirty air filter is an inefficient one, increasing your risk of breathing in nasty particulates that could harm your lungs and expose you to infection.
We here at Veteran Air take indoor air quality very seriously. To learn more about our residential and commercial services, or to set up an appointment with us to let us help improve the quality of air inside your home, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us today!