You might not realize it, but your home’s IAQ (indoor air quality) could be affecting your family’s health and comfort. Read ahead to discover four easy ways that you can improve your home’s IAQ during the fall and winter months.

1. PROPER FILTRATION

The first thing that homeowners should do is change out all of the air filters in their house. These filters are your first line of defense against outdoor contaminants and probably the most important factor when it comes to your home’s IAQ. Most specialists suggest that air filters are changed every six to eight weeks during the winter and once a month during the summer.

2. BATHE AND GROOM YOUR PETS

Many families will bring their pets indoors during the colder months of the year, which can lead to an influx in dander and other allergens. If you have a pet, consider having them bathed and groomed at least once every few weeks throughout the fall and winter months.

3. CIRCULATE THE AIR

While the outdoor temperature is lower during the winter, you and your family should attempt to circulate the air as much as possible. Two easy ways to do this are to open the windows on warmer days and turn ceiling fans on their lowest setting. Rooms with no circulation will often collect visible and invisible particles such as radon.

4. DEEP CLEAN FABRICS

No matter how careful you and your family might be, some contaminants are going to find their way into your home. These particles typically cling to fabric such as couches, carpets, and drapes. Homeowners should have their fabrics deep-cleaned once or twice a year with an anti-bacterial cleaner.

HOWARD SERVICES CAN HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR HOME’S IAQ

One of the easiest and most convenient ways you can boost your home’s IAQ this fall is by scheduling a maintenance checkup with one of the experienced technicians at Howard Services Heating & Air Conditioning. Our HVAC specialists can perform a comprehensive inspection and tuneup on your HVAC system, which will drastically improve the quality of air inside of your home! Please feel free to call us today and schedule an appointment for fall HVAC maintenance, 904-398-1414 or on the web @ www.howardserviceshvac.com