Many people associate unhealthy air with the spring and summer months when airborne allergens like pollen run amok. But often times, winter is actually the time of year that the air in St. Louis area homes suffers the most. Today we're going to talk about why indoor air gets contaminated during winter and how to clean the air in your home this season!
Winter is the time of year that we spend the most time indoors. It's also the time of year that we keep our windows and doors tightly shut and do everything we can to prevent cold winter air from getting into our homes. When you combine the lack of ventilation with the amount of time we spend burrowed away in our homes during winter, you have a recipe for some seriously unhealthy air!
As with any other time of the year, airborne contaminants build up in our homes during winter from things like dust, seasonal allergens and the use of chemical-based products (hair sprays, air fresheners, cleaning products, paint, etc.). In addition, illnesses like the flu are much more common during the winter months and they can spread easily if you don't take steps to clean the air in your home.
If you have any questions about how to clean the air in your home this winter, or if you'd like a residential heating system serviced or installed, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area heating and cooling contractor. We provide service all over the St. Louis area, including towns like O’Fallon, St. Charles and St. Paul.