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Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Winter

Winter is the time to crank the furnace, drink hot tea and relax indoors, but you won’t be able to enjoy any of that if you can’t stop sneezing from all the dust in the air. Not only do you need a good furnace for the winter, but you also need to ensure the air quality in your home is top-notch. From air filters to humidifiers, we can help you be prepared when winter comes.

Air Filters

Air filters are the main lines of defense against airborne dust, pollen, and other allergy agitators. Especially when your furnace is on, a lot of air is going to travel through your filters and they can fill up with dust and dirt very quickly. Ideally, you should change out your air filter once a month and you definitely shouldn’t wait more than three months for a new one. They’re easy to replace for most homeowners and is one of the most important and cost-effective ways to increase the air quality in your home.

Heat Your Whole House

A lot of people try to save money on heating by closing doors or vents in the unused rooms in their homes. Don’t do this! You may be making your home more inefficient and cause damaging air pressure build-ups in your ductwork. Additionally, air can easily become stale if it's forced to sit in a room because a vent or door has been shut. Your home furnace is designed to heat your entire home, let it do its job.

Plants

As the days get shorter and the colors of the fall trees fade away, it’s common for your mood to fade. One way to combat the winter blues, while also improving indoor air quality, is to buy some houseplants! When your furnace is heating your home, your home’s air can dry out quickly. Most plants will increase the humidity, but a good rule of thumb is to look for plants with large green leaves. You’ll be humidifying your home and adding a pop of color as well!

Whole-home humidifiers

In Indiana, because we use our furnaces so often, our indoor air can become very dry. Plants can help, but are limited to certain rooms and can only do so much to fix the problem. Dry indoor air can cause itchy eyes, static electricity shocks, and irritate lung problems. Additionally, dry air will seem colder than more humid air, so you’ll be tempted to crank your furnace higher than you should. Our whole-home humidifiers solve these problems by connecting directly to your water supply and using your ductwork to humidify your entire home.

You’ll most likely be spending a lot of time indoors this winter like most other Hoosiers. Take the steps now to make sure your home is as cozy and comfortable as possible before winter hits. We offer comprehensive indoor air quality inspections and whole-home humidifiers to improve your indoor air quality.

Give Complete Comfort Heating, Plumbing & Air Conditioning a call at (317) 671-7552 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or fill out an online contact form.

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