Are you taking care of your furnace during the winter?
The answer to that question may be more important than you think. During the winter, we spend more time indoors trying to shelter ourselves from the cold. You want to make sure that your home is comfortable but also keep you from being trapped inside with every single winter virus and allergen.
Here are our tips for maintaining high indoor air quality during the winter.
The first, easiest and most important step is to make sure that your air filters are of high quality. Look for medical-grade air filters. They will give you the best filtration of your indoor air. Taking out not only dust and debris, but also provides a level of protection against airborne bacteria.
Start off with a clean state at the beginning of winter. This starts with your ductwork. After your furnace, heat pump, or other heating system does its work, the heated air is sent through the respiratory system of your home; the ductwork. Making sure that your ductwork is clean is the next major consideration in staying healthy this winter. Summit AC can help you clean and keep clean your ductwork, not only in the winter but in the summer as well.
Something else to consider is the cleaners and air fresheners you spray into your home. Maybe consider natural alternatives. When you spray these chemicals some of it is atomized and those chemicals find their way into your system and eventually into every room in your home.
Lastly, don’t forget to schedule a maintenance appointment for your furnace at the beginning of the heating season to make sure everything is operating properly. If you missed the beginning of this winter season. There is no better time to have us come out and do a tune-up before the deep winter sets into Central Texas. Call our technicians today.