Feb 22 2017

The HVAC system in your Bath, Pennsylvania, home is a big determiner in your family’s health this winter. With the cold winters, people tend to spend much more time indoors. Keeping your home clean and focusing on your HVAC system can help keep you healthy and comfortable. 

Fresh Air and Sunlight

When it’s especially cold, you probably aren’t interested in spending time outdoors. Bundle up and head outside anyway. People get sick in the winter from staying indoors. The germs that lurk inside the home, and the recycled air all contribute to the rise in sickness during the winter. Getting Vitamin D in the winter is also important, and is absorbed from sunlight. On more mild winter days, head outside to get some fresh air and much-needed Vitamin D. 

Keep Your Home Clean

It might seem obvious to keep your home clean. You just might not realize how much more important it is during the winter months. Your home needs to be cleaned more because people are inside more, tracking in dirt and contributing to the dust. Dirt, pet dander, and germs also accumulate more in the winter with everyone spending so much time indoors. Make it a priority to deep clean your home more during the winter. Don’t wait for spring cleaning to clean the ceiling fans, baseboards, and other areas that gather dust. Keeping your home clean is key to keeping your family healthy during the winter. 

Test Your Indoor Air Quality

Bring in an expert to test your indoor air quality and then carry out ways to prevent poor IAQ. Controlling the humidity, changing your air filter regularly, and having preventive maintenance done on your HVAC system are all ways to improve the air quality in your home. Sweeping and dusting regularly are also important ways to prevent poor IAQ in your home. 

If you have concerns about your HVAC system and your family’s health this winter, we are the people to call. Contact Sullivan Heating and Cooling at 610-813-6555 to schedule an indoor air quality test today. 

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