The holidays are a great time of year celebrating with family and friends. This also means we are in confined spaces increasing the chances of being exposed to dreaded winter illnesses and allergies. If you're hosting the holidays this year there are some simple steps you can take to improve the indoor air quality in your home for you and your loved ones.
The most obvious (since you're reading this on RememberTheFilter.com) is to replace your HVAC filter while doing your cleaning before guests arrive. A high quality pleated filter is going to do the best at improving indoor air quality and ensure your breathing the cleanest air possible. One thing to keep in mind is your filter is only working when your system is running. Often times when we have guests over you might turn the heat down or off since a space can seem warmer when you have guests. Instead of turning your system off set your thermostat to run the fan. With your fan running you will be circulating the air in the home through your filter which will make your rooms environment more comfortable and improve air quality at the same time. You don't want stagnant air with a house full of guests.
Natural ventilation like opening windows if the weather isn't too cold in your area this time of year is a great way to improve air quality as well. Other natural ways to improve air quality is to get a real tree, use natural decorations like pine cones, twigs and branches. Plastic decorations release VOC's which can degrade your air quality.
The holidays are a great time of year with family and friends. Enjoy your favorite recipes and the company you share. If you have any questions about filters that will be best for your home during the holidays we would love to help. Be sure to check out our best sellers. Cheers!