With a few cold days under our belts already here in Austin, you might be getting started on winterizing your home. During the winter months, the air quality in your house may deteriorate as the winter months get colder, and we can open our windows less and less. We also tend to spend more time indoors during the holiday season, so it’s essential to follow these few steps to winterize your home without sacrificing air quality.
There is nothing more cozy than a fire on a cold winter night. Wood-burning fireplaces are a big culprit for indoor air problems as they release far more pollutants than a gas burning fireplace. The major reason for this is wood smoke. The EPA reports, “When wood isn’t burned completely, the smoke it produces contains fine particles along with carbon monoxide and toxic air pollutants.
Preventing air leaks in your home is crucial for winterizing your home as it can lead to warm air escaping and cool air seeping in, which not only wastes the heat generated by your heater but also prolongs the time it takes to heat your home. To ensure your house remains warm and cozy, seal any leaks to prevent cool air from entering and warm air from escaping. However, when the temperature outside allows, it is important to circulate fresh air throughout your home.
To help improve your indoor air quality this winter, be sure to swap out your filters regularly. A clean air filter ensures your heater runs efficiently with better airflow.
Occasionally, here in Austin, we have to move our plant inside for the winter. If you don’t have plants to move inside, consider getting a few house plants. Plants like Peace Lilies, Snake Plants, and English Ivy can help purify the air in your home.
‘Tis the season to vacuum more. You can help your indoor air quality and prep for holiday guests by keeping your floors clean and free of dust this winter season.
We are proud to offer you home air purification systems by Lennox that are guaranteed to purify the air in every room of your house more effectively than any other system on the market. Air purification systems eliminate airborne particles, germs and bacteria, and chemical odors and vapors – ensuring that you always inhale the cleanest air possible!
Home purification systems help winterize your home without sacrificing air quality, and home air purification is a type of upkeep for your home. Instead of letting dust and dander clog up your HVAC equipment, air purification helps your HVAC system run more efficiently and increases its lifespan.
These are just a few ways to winterize your home without sacrificing the air quality. If you are ready to upgrade to a home purification system from Lennox, call or complete our contact form, and we will happily talk through your options for home air purification systems and improve the comfort in your home!