How Cold Weather Impacts Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
As temperatures drop and the winter season sets in, many people spend more time indoors to stay warm. What you may not realize is that cold weather outside can have a significant impact on the indoor air quality of your home. When your home is sealed up to keep the cold air out, it leads to an increase in indoor air pollutants. Additionally, the lack of fresh air and increased use of heating systems can cause dry air. Knowledge is key when it comes to protecting your health and that of your loved ones. Here are some ways that cold weather may be impacting your indoor air quality.
Buildup of Pollutants
In the winter, we tend to keep our homes sealed up to keep the cold air out, which can cause a spike in indoor air pollutants. Extra dust, dirt, pet dander, and other toxic substances swirl around us by way of our ductwork and heating systems, and we breathe it in continually, which has a negative impact on our health.
A lack of fresh air and increased use of our heating systems can cause dry air in the home, which results in respiratory issues, throat irritation, and discomfort. Dry air can also cause issues such as dry skin, brittle nails, and nosebleeds. Dry air can even lead to issues with wood furniture and flooring.
Combatting these indoor air quality issues is key to preventing illness and ensuring the safety and comfort of your loved ones. Wellmann Heating & Air, Inc has been providing superior home-comfort services for valued customers in Lincoln and the surrounding areas for decades. With indoor air quality solutions and services related to HVAC repair, installation, and maintenance, we make sure your home is clean and comfortable, no matter what the seasons throw at you. Contact us today to take care of all your HVAC and indoor air quality needs.Tags: HVAC