Tips for Maintaining Your Winter Indoor Air Quality



The colder winter months of the year can be hard on an HVAC system. Cold dry air and the use of heating sources can hinder your indoor air quality. Fortunately, there are three ways you can help to maintain good air quality this winter.

1. Get a Humidifier

One issue that many people have in the winter is that their skin gets very dry due to the dry air. This problem is often made even worse when using a furnace during the coldest parts of the year. Fortunately, you can help to prevent dry skin by getting a humidifier and installing it in your home. This will help to ensure that the air in your home has a normal level of moisture, which you will notice immediately.

2. Clean Out the Filters and Ducts

Another reason why air quality can be harmed in the winter is because the furnace is suddenly blowing in a lot of dust, debris, and allergens into the air. If your furnace has not been used in a while, there could be a large buildup of allergens in the unit and the ducts. Thankfully, the crew at Gilmore Heating, Air and Solar in Placerville can make sure your ducts are fully cleaned out prior to the start of winter.

3. Install an Air Purifier

Having an air purifier installed in your home can also go a long way. An air purifier will help to remove harmful pollutants from the air, which can carry bacteria and even viruses. This can help to keep you and your family healthy during the cold winter months.

Here at Gilmore Heating, Air and Solar, we can address all your indoor air quality concerns. We’ll provide you with a full home evaluation and give advice on how you can maintain healthy air this summer. Give us a call today for more information or to make an appointment. We also handle heating and cooling repairs and installations.