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Winter Can Be a Bad Time for Indoor Air Quality: Here’s What You Can Do

If you asked someone what’s the worst time of the year for indoor air quality, you’ll probably receive one of two answers:

  • “Spring”
  • “I don’t know”

Spring is definitely a time when allergies and asthma symptoms start to act up because the pollen count goes up. However, the second answer is actually on to something, since spring doesn’t have an exclusive claim on bad air quality. Winter poses serious problems, mostly because houses have to be closed off to the outdoor cold, and this allows all the pollutants inside to start to build up. The U.S. EPA has identified poor winter air quality as a source of a host of unpleasant problems, including pneumonia and an increased risk of heart disease.

You don’t have to open up your windows and doors and suffer from chilly drafts in order to improve your home’s winter air, however. Here are some IAQ services that will help. Give our team a call to find out more.

Air duct cleaning

If you haven’t scheduled professional cleaning for your home’s air ducts, winter is a good time to have it done. Removing all the buildup of dust, pollen, dander, dust mites, and other debris from the ventilation system will reduce airborne contaminants throughout the house.

Air filtration and purification systems

The most straightforward way—and yet often most effective—to remove pollutants from a home is to have professionals install air filters and purifiers into the HVAC system. These technicians will find the right type of pairing of filters and air purifiers that will clean your air of more than 99% of contaminants.

UV germicidal light technology

If the unhealthy pollutants in your home are organic, such as mold spores, bacteria, and viruses, one of the best defenses is UV germicidal lights. These lights safely eliminate biological intruders into the HVAC system and protect your household.

Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. offers extensive indoor air quality services, including all the above. Contact us for service in Knightdale, NC and throughout Wake County and the surrounding areas.

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