During the winter months, the air quality in your home or business will typically be a lot lower than at other times of the year. The reason for this is the increased insulation in your home (due to things like weatherstripping and so on) as well as less ventilation.
The combination of the two makes it much more likely that dust, allergens, bacteria and viruses can’t escape from the building as easily. As such, occupants are much more likely to get sick; if you’re a business, your productivity levels will also suffer.
The good news is that are a few things you can do to prepare your home or business for the winter months to minimize poor air quality.
- Choose A ULPA Filter
Your choice of air filter is an important one if you want to have good air quality in your home or business. Not all filters are created equal.
A ULPA filter, which stands for ultra-low particulate air, is a powerful type of filter that is capable of removing at least 99.999% of dust, pollen, mold and bacteria.
This is the filter you should choose, especially during the winter months when your home or business is much more likely to have increased levels of dust, allergens and so on.
- Regularly Change Your Filters and Clean Your Vents
It is imperative to regularly change your filters and clean your vents, especially during the winter months.
Dirty filters prevent your HVAC system from being able to function effectively; dirty filters are also much more likely to disperse the dust, bacteria and so on back into the air.
If that wasn’t enough to make you want to change your air filters regularly, dirty filters can decrease the lifespan of your HVAC system, leading to costly repairs at some point in the future.
Occasionally opening up your windows and ensuring that you turn on your exhaust fan can promote ventilation in your home.
- Clean More
During the winter months, it’s also important to clean more regularly; more frequent dusting is important to keep dust at bay. If your home or business has carpets, it’s also a good idea to clean the carpets on a more frequent schedule as well.
APC Filtration has been working in air filter design, engineering, manufacturing and testing for industrial, commercial and household equipment for over 35 years.
We are a certified manufacturer. We develop very powerful air filters, including the ULPA filter, to protect those in every industry, as well as those in every household. Contact us for more information.