Freshen Your Indoor Air Even in The Middle of Winter
Many of us struggle with keeping the air in our homes as fresh as possible, especially during these long cold winter months. Any Albertan knows that you just can’t open the windows when you want fresh air. Below are five examples of how you can keep the air in your home feeling fresh without letting the cold air inside.
1. Use Air Purifiers
If you have ever had a cold or have been congested, you probably know what an air purifier is and what it does. Air purifiers use an internal filtration system coupled with a fan that removes any unwanted debris, dust, or particles from the air. Air purifiers are portable, so they are easy to store and move, which makes them a reliable and simple source of creating fresh air.
When air is circulated through the air purifier, it is then pushed out through the fan in the form of purified air. Air purifiers come in different capacities and work best to improve the air quality of a single room or floor. Despite this, air purifiers are a low-cost and economical method for creating fresh air in small spaces. If you need your entire home’s air quality improved, then you’ll want to pursue other solutions.
2. Making Sure Your Air Ducts are Maintained
Another example of how you can keep the air fresh in your home is duct cleaning. This is a more permanent method than the air purifier, and it will often require the assistance of professionals. At Clean Air Solutions, we can ensure that if this is the process you choose for your home, it will be done right. Cleaning air ducts requires removing and cleaning all vent covers in your home. Next, professional duct cleaners will cut a medium-sized hole in the air duct, usually in the basement or at one of the lowest points in a home. They then insert an industrial vacuum hose that can suck the dust and debris out of the duct system, leaving it clean and fresh. Clean Air Solutions will then seal the hole when done and ensure there are no leaks in the ductwork. We’ll always remove any mess we make so that your home is as it was before.
3. Have Your Furnace Cleaned Yearly
Something else that you may consider when getting your air ducts cleaned is also cleaning your furnace. A furnace cleaning is more complicated than you might think, and it requires professional attention. Our furnace experts at Clean Air Solutions will inform you about the ins and outs of furnace cleaning. A furnace cleaning requires high-pressured air and the use of an industrial vacuum which cleans specialized parts, such as the heat exchanger of your furnace.
4. Invest in Annual Chimney Cleaning
If your home has a fireplace, making sure that your chimney is cleaned and maintained is an excellent way to keep your air fresh. Since many homes have electric or gas fireplaces now, as opposed to wood-burning fireplaces, it’s easy to forget to make sure your chimney is clean can. This is especially important during the winter since you are using your fireplace often and more than you would in warmer months.
You can also rely on Clean Air Solutions for cleaning your chimney. We recommend that you have your chimney and fireplace cleaned once a year and the best time for a cleaning is during spring and summer when frequent burning is not occurring.
5. Vacuuming Your Air Vents Regularly
One more example of how to keep the air in your home fresh is the simple solution of regularly vacuuming your air vents. Vacuuming your air vents does not require any special tool. Your home vacuum or a shop vacuum will work just fine.
Get Better Indoor Air Quality with Clean Air Solutions
If you are looking to freshen up the air in your home, any of these solutions will help. If you are looking for more permanent solutions, you can rely on us at Clean Air Solutions. In the cold Edmonton winters, you will be regularly running your furnace or using your fireplace. We can help keep your dryer vents, furnaces, chimneys and much more clean and operative so that you can breathe fresh air through the winter months. Book an appointment with us today!