Tips to improve indoor air quality during winter

Renee Lucas of LCS Heating and Cooling joined us today to explain common issues with winter air and how you can improve your indoor air quality this winter.

Common Issues with winter air:

  • Fatigue
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Itchy eyes, nose and/or throat

Tips to improve indoor air quality in the winter:

  • Duct cleaning
    • Dirt, dust, food, hair, pet dander accumulate over time.  This needs cleaned as the air circulates through the ducts and is distributed throughout your home.
    • Duct cleaning is recommended every 5-7 years.  Another good time to have it done is when moving into a new (to you) home. You’re moving into someone else’s living space, so it’s their dirt, food, hair, pet dander that gets cleaned out!
  • Air Cleaners
    • Shake up stale air. During the winter, it’s tough to get air moving because opening a window isn’t an option.
    • They trap unwanted particles, including allergens that contribute to murky indoor air.
    • It also helps with traditional cold and flu season by cutting down on bacteria and viruses in your home’s ventilation system.
  • Humidifiers
    • Maintaining the right humidity in your home is essential for comfort.
    • Humidifiers also make breathing easier by opening up your nasal passages.
    • The right humidity level is also essential for the preservation of your home.

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