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You can improve air quality during winter, which is essential since you might have the windows closed more than you usually would. But impure air is bad for you. So here are some tips.
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Keep Your External Air Unit Clean
The main unit may be outside your house if you have an air conditioner. So, it is vulnerable to everything that nature can throw at it. In addition, you may need AC repairs when stormy weather, grime, and undergrowth build up on an outside HVAC unit. So check it from time to time, just like you would check the gutters, for anything that could prevent it from working well. Remove anything that you can see from the vents and surfaces, and use wipes to clean the fins.
Get into a Routine and Stick to It
Try not to get too comfortable once you start to see and feel the effects of your efforts to clean the air. You can breathe more easily, have so much more energy, and your nose won’t itch. But if you don’t maintain a routine for air hygiene, all your extra effort will be for nothing. If you stop working, the air will go back to the way it was before. If you think it’s too much effort, ask other people in your house to help because everyone in your home is breathing the same air.
Improve Air Quality with Cleaner Surfaces
Dust is everywhere, and you can’t really get away from it. But the air quality is much better in a clean home. So, it’s best to dust and wipe down surfaces regularly, vacuum carpets, and brush hard floors. When homes are clean, the air inside is better. This is great news if you are like most people and spend up to 90% of your time indoors, most of it at home. So why not make the extra effort to make sure the air and surfaces in your home are free from germs?
Make Sure You Change HVAC Filters
It would help if you change the filters in your devices that clean the air. Because HVAC and HEPA filters often run all the time, they quickly get clogged with dust and dirt. Still, people often forget about them. If you don’t change your air purifiers, your devices won’t work right and won’t do their job. They might also be pumping dust and dirt into the room once more. Remove dust gently and wash in warm water. Most of the time, once a month is enough to keep it going.
UV Lighting is Antibacterial
People often use cleaning products, antibacterial wipes, and bleach to clean their homes. But Ultraviolet lights are great for germs. You might think that having UV in your home, particularly to kill germs, is strange. But UV light is actually used in wastewater treatment plants because it kills bacteria so well. And it works against COVID-19. An expert can add a UV light to the HVAC system you already have to sanitize the air being circulated in your home.
You can make some small efforts to improve air quality with your windows closed. Make sure you keep your HVAC system clean, clean indoor surfaces, and clean or change filters often.