3 Common Indoor Air Quality Problems in Winter

Poor indoor air quality in Gainesville, Florida, home can cause headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. It can also aggravate asthma, allergies, and other health problems. Air quality often gets worse in winter because people spend more time inside with their windows and doors closed. Some of the most common indoor air quality problems in winter are caused by dry air, mold, and pests. Fortunately, the experienced professionals at Bounds Heating & Air can help you to solve these problems and keep your home healthy and comfortable.

Dry Air

Your furnace can dry out the air in your home and damage your wood floors, doors, and furniture. It can also irritate your throat and increase static electricity, which could damage your electronics. Use a humidifier to increase the moisture in your indoor air so that you can protect items from your home and feel more comfortable. This allows you to lower the temperature in your home and your utility bills.

Mold

In Florida, the humidity is relatively high even in winter, so you could see condensation and mold growth in places like window sills, doors, bathrooms, and vents. You can prevent the growth of molds by changing your HVAC system’s air filter once per month. You can also have a UV air purifier installed in your ductwork to destroy any mold spores your air filter misses.

Pests

Mice, rats, silverfish, roaches, and many other pests often come into homes for shelter in winter. You might notice droppings, scratching noises in your walls and ductwork, and increased allergy symptoms. Pests can also eat your food, insulation, clothing, boxes, wallpaper, and more. Wash your bedding and furniture often to prevent dust mites and take out your trash every day, so it won’t attract mice, roaches or raccoons. You should also repair dripping faucets and get rid of other water sources that could attract pests.

Bounds Heating & Air is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We can help you to improve your indoor air quality and install, maintain, and repair a variety of heating equipment. Call us anytime at 352-472-2761 for great service.

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