Improving Your Indoor Air Quality in PA
Living in Pennsylvania, you know how cold and snowy the month of February can get. And during the winters up here, you not only have to deal with the harsh, freezing temperatures but also the seasonal cold and flu that go around every year. With the cold and sickness, it makes sense that most people in the North prefer to “hibernate” until spring, shuttering themselves inside their homes and cranking up the heat. The only problem is that when you shut out the cold, you lock in all kinds of airborne allergens and pollutants that affect the health of your indoor air quality. So, you may be thinking that it might be a good idea to crack a window every now and then, but with freezing temperatures and snowstorms, that may not always be an option. We want to give you some tips and tricks you can use to improve your indoor air quality this winter season.
4 Top Tips and Tricks for Improved Indoor Air Quality:
Read below to learn a few easy ways to keep your indoor air quality healthy this season while you wait out the cold.
Watch Your Home’s Humidity Levels
During the winter, you leave the heat on all the time to stay warm; but running the heat often will dry out your air and cause issues like dry skin and sore throats. To combat these problems, you can run a humidifier, but be careful—too much moisture in the air can cause the growth of mold and other allergens. Try to keep your humidity levels around a healthy 30%–35%.
Clean Your Home Regularly
To reduce dust, pollen, mold, and dander, dusting and vacuuming on a regular basis is a good idea. Steaming and washing your curtains seasonally will also help get rid of embedded allergens.
Get Some Plants
Plants are naturally air filtering, and peace lilies, English ivy, and chrysanthemums will help reduce airborne toxins. Make sure your plants are safe for your pets to be around, because some are toxic to animals.
Change Your HVAC Filters
Because HVAC filters are great at eliminating dust and dirt from the air, it also means they get dirty quickly. It’s a good idea to have a certified HVAC technician from Ferro Fuel Oil clean or replace your filter every four to six weeks while you run the heat during the cold season.
Contact Ferro Fuel Oil for IAQ Services in PA
For more indoor air quality tips, contact us at Ferro Fuel Oil. Be sure to get in touch with us to have your heating system checked and cleaned for winter use. We perform heating system maintenance, as well as installations, for boilers, furnaces, water heaters, propane tanks, and oil tanks. In addition, Ferro Fuel Oil provides emergency heating services and service plans for oil and gas heat. Reach out to us online, call us at (610) 485-1356, or visit us at our office in Boothwyn, PA to learn more.