As we all start to spend more time indoors due to the winter weather as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to make sure that our home’s indoor air quality is good. To help improve your home’s indoor air quality this winter, maintain proper humidity levels, ventilate your home, and install an air purifier.
Maintain Proper Humidity Levels
Even though we live in Florida, it’s not uncommon to see cold temperatures during the winter months. Making sure you maintain proper humidity levels is important during the winter because colder air only holds about half as much humidity as warm air. Low humidity levels may cause you to have chapped lips and dry skin. It could even dry out your mucous membranes, leaving you more susceptible to cold and flu viruses.
For optimal indoor air quality, you’ll want to try and keep the humidity levels in your home between 30% and 50%. If you have a smart thermostat, it will track your humidity level for you. However, if you don’t have a smart thermostat, you can measure your humidity level with a hygrometer. If you notice that your humidity levels are low, you might want to think about getting a humidifier.
Ventilate Your Home
We all know that adequately sealing our home is essential to reduce our energy consumption and utility bills. However, without proper ventilation, you could run into some serious air quality issues. One way to make sure that your home is sealed properly and ventilated well is by installing an energy recovery ventilator (ERV). This system helps remove stale air from your home and replaces it with filtered fresh air.
Clean Your Home’s Air
Air purifiers are a great way to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Not only can air purifiers remove indoor allergens, but they can help trap and kill germs that cause illnesses like colds, flu, and strep throat.
At Air Rescue, we offer all types and brands of air cleaners for your home or business. We want to make sure that you get all the specifications in your air cleaner that will make them the most successful in your home. Some of the most common brands of air cleaners are Aprilaire and Honeywell.