Improving the air quality in your Jackson, Mississippi, home during the winter months is important. That’s because, when it’s cold outside, you spend more time indoors. Particle pollutants can contribute to health issues, including sleep apnea, asthma and fatigue. Fortunately, there are a number of simple steps that you can take to improve your IAQ this winter:

Change Air Filters

For better indoor air quality, change your filters every one to three months. If you keep using a dirty filter, your heating system will recirculate dust and allergens all throughout your home. Have clean filters on hand and consider establishing a regular maintenance plan.

Improve House Ventilation

Creating an energy-efficient home often results in a stuffier interior with poor air circulation. Pet dander and dust settle and collect in various corners of your home with nowhere to escape. It’s important to freshen up your space regularly by briefly opening a window, even during the winter. You should also consider investing in a ventilation system to help the air circulate better throughout your home.

Avoid Commercial Cleaners

Commercial cleaners can sometimes aggravate allergy sufferers and those who are sensitive to harsh smells. You can use homemade cleaners that contain nontoxic ingredients like baking soda and vinegar. They work just as well as the commercial cleaners, but you’re less likely to suffer from hard-to-breathe air when using them.

Invest in an Air Purifier

You may want to consider purchasing an air cleaner to help remove lingering air pollutants. Other options include beeswax candles and Himalayan salt lamps, which both remove negative ions from the air (most pollutants are positively charged).

This winter, let our HVAC professionals at Modern Air improve the IAQ of your home. Give us a call at (601) 202-5968, and we can help you breathe easier while staying warm.

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