How To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

 In Air Quality, Residential HVAC

It’s the heart of the winter season. We’ve shut our windows, turned on our furnaces, and are spending more of our waking hours indoors. This is the time of year that many people would like to know how they can improve their home’s air quality without opening up their windows and getting a blast of freezing winter air.

Here are a few ways you can improve your home’s air quality:

Use higher rated filters in your furnace.

  • A filter with a higher MERV rating will help to prevent allergens, dust, and mould from getting blown through your ductwork and into your home.

Install a humidifier on your existing furnace.

  • The inside of your home will tend to be quite dry during the winter season. Being in an overly dry environment for long periods of time can lead to dry and itchy skin, dry and irritated eyes, and sore nasal passages. Adding a humidifier to your furnace will help to add much needed, and missing, moisture into the air of your home.

Add a UV light to your furnace.

  • Installing a UV light will help to kill the bacteria on your filter before the air is blown through the filter and into the ducts of your home. By killing off volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and mould, it will help improve your air quality and help to keep your loved ones healthy.

Upgrade to a new, efficient furnace.

  • New furnaces are not only energy-efficient, but they are also able to fit the higher MERV-rated filters.

Every home is different, so for all your furnace-related questions, or to arrange a furnace inspection, contact the experts at Therm-All today.

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