Winter is notoriously the worst season for indoor air quality. All winter long you’re cooped up in your home with the windows tightly sealed and the furnace blasting to keep you comfortable. No fresh air enters the home. The humidity level drops and the same dry, stale air is recirculated again and again. Cold and flu germs along with pet and other leftover allergens from the summer months are trapped in this never ending cycle. The team at Getzschman Heating and Air Conditioning wants you to know that taking some simple precautions may correct this common problem.
Why Indoor Air Quality Matters
The quality of air circulating indoors matters enormously. Emissions from gas stoves and wood-burning fireplaces circulate through the home. Sometimes wet conditions foster mold growth in basements or other damp indoor locations. This dirty, stale air can aggravate nasal passages, exacerbating allergy symptoms, coughs and colds, and sore throats as well. Dry air can also cause nose bleeds, chapped lips, and dry itchy skin. Static electricity is a sure sign the air in your home is too dry.
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
The good news is that you can greatly improve the air quality in your home in the winter with some simple, common-sense actions. Doing these things will help promote the flow of fresh, clean air and have your whole family breathing easier:
- On milder days, open a few windows to let some fresh air inside
- Make sure your furnace filter is changed at least once a month
- Get an air purifier to help clean dirty air. (We recommend the Air Scrubber Plus)
- Add a whole-house humidifier to keep moisture in the air
- Have your ducts cleaned to remove dirt, dust, pet hair, etc.
- Install a UV germicidal lamp to kill mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses inside your HVAC system
Whether you need duct cleaning, a new air filter, or an air purifier, we have a variety of options that can significantly improve the air inside of your home. Service is the cornerstone of the G-Force Rapid Air Repair Team. We have the most extensively trained, longest tenured service staff in the area. Our technicians are trained to work on all makes and models of air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps. While they are highly trained in HVAC repairs and installations, you can expect a little more from a Getzschman technician. They will never curse or smoke in your home. They will wear covers on their shoes to keep your floors clean, and they will leave your Omaha home as neat and clean as they found it. We think you should expect nothing less.