Improving Your Indoor Air Quality in Winter

The indoor air quality of your Fort Bend, Texas, home can become lower in winter because people stay inside more and don’t usually open their windows. Poor indoor air quality can lead to eye irritation, headaches, fatigue, increased asthma or allergy symptoms, and other health problems. You can improve your indoor air quality during winter by using a humidifier, adding an air purifier, or installing ventilation.

Use a Humidifier

Cold surfaces in winter can cause condensation, lowering the humidity inside your house. Your heater can make the air inside your home even drier. Using a humidifier prevents static electricity that can damage your electronics and cause sore throats, dry skin, and nosebleeds. It can even help you stop snoring and get better sleep. You can have a whole-home model installed by an expert, or you can use a portable version in the rooms of your choice.

Add an Air Purifier

Air cleaners or air purifiers use filters to remove pollen, dust, dirt, pet dander, and other pollutants from your home’s air. You can also use a UV air purifier to keep microorganisms and many pests from reproducing. It can prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria as well, helping you and your family members stay healthy during cold and flu season.

Installing a Ventilator

An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) removes stale indoor air along with any contaminants and then replaces it with fresh, filtered outdoor air. At the same time, it transfers heat like a heat pump, helping to heat your home in winter and cool it in summer. An ERV lets you get rid of bad smells and enjoy the benefits of opening a window without wasting energy.

Davis Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 45 years of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. We can help keep your air quality high in winter and make sure that you and your family members stay comfortable. For friendly service from our experts, give us a call.

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