Even if you wear the thickest and warmest clothes, winter can be brutal. That’s why most of us prefer staying indoors where we can control the temperature and stay warm. Since you’re spending so much time indoors, you should be thinking about the air quality in your home.

Poor air quality can worsen some medical conditions, like asthma. Besides that, poor air quality increases the risk of heart disease and respiratory problems. Since you’re mostly going to be exposed to indoor air during the winters, the risks posed by poor air quality are compounded. Here’s what you can do to keep that air clean.

Dusting and Vacuuming Regularly

A person vacuuming their floor

Beyond irritating our eyes, skin, and temperament, excess exposure to dust is linked to an increased risk of respiratory and cardiovascular health issues. Regularly vacuuming or dusting your home will keep it dust-free, which helps your air filters work better. Besides that, vacuuming itself will directly reduce the number of harmful materials carried by air. Lastly, regularly vacuuming and dusting your home will also keep it looking nice.

Invest In a Humidifier

Winter air is synonymous with dryness. If you’ve ever experienced a winter, you’ve probably also dealt with dry lips and skin. Not only is this painful, but it can also exacerbate or cause illnesses. For instance, if you’ve ever run in the winters, you know first-hand what a dry throat feels like. The dry air at home will also dry your throat (though it may take longer since you’re not breathing as quickly as while running).

A humidifier can solve your issues. It’s a device that increases the moisture in your home’s air. Once on, you’ll find it much easier to breathe, and you won’t experience a dry throat. Other than that, the right amount of moisture can control other issues, like dust and mildew.

Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

If your HVAC system is functioning properly, the air in your home will recirculate about 6 or 7 times. That includes all the dust, mold spores, and other things carried by your air. As the air circulates, these contaminants accumulate in your ducts. Since your heating is going to be on for most of the day, you’re going to breathe in these contaminants. To counter the ensuant allergies and illnesses, get your air ducts cleaning.

For air duct cleaning and indoor air quality improvement services in Wake Forest, get in touch with us at A.C. Harris Total Home Care Service. Besides these, we also provide dust removal and window cleaning services to keep your house and the air you breathe clean.