5 Tips for Winterizing Your Home Without Harming Your Health

Many of our residential clients, especially those who reside on the east coast, are more concerned about indoor air quality in their homes during the winter time.

Between allergies and lingering colds, varying temperatures make it even more important to keep your family safe and healthy.

The AtmosAir team has five important things you can do to help winterize your home this season:

1)      Insulate the eco-friendly way.

Keep icy air out of your home by insulating your attic, basement, and/or crawlspace.  Stay healthy by choosing insulation materials like cellulose, that don’t off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which may be harmful to human health.

2)      Have your home heating system inspected.

As winter approaches, make sure your furnace, gas fireplace, or other home heating system is running efficiently and safely.  Call an HVAC professional to inspect for any necessary repairs.

3)      Clean your ductwork.

Oftentimes, we find that dust, pet hair and mold can build up within your ductwork.  Have your ductwork professionally cleaned to help your HVAC system circulate cleaner.

4)      Chimney TLC

Clean your flue of any creosote and debris before you start using your fireplace or woodstove this winter. This is important for 2 health-related reasons: 1) reducing fire hazards and 2) safeguarding indoor air quality. When you’re not using the chimney, prevent icy drafts with a chimney balloon or chimney sheep.

5)      Enhance your indoor air quality!

We can’t stress the importance enough!

With your home sealed up tight in winter, your indoor air quality is likely to suffer unless you take measures to properly sanitize and clean your home with an AtmosAir system that dually cleans your air.

Hundreds of third party independent tests confirm that AtmosAir™ reduces or eliminates the toxins that can cause disease and illness. Your indoor air environment will be virtually free of odors, dust, pollen, and spores. AtmosAir™ uses no harsh chemicals or ozone, is nearly maintenance-free and creates no unwanted byproducts. Most importantly it helps reduce the airborne spread of influenza and viruses. The infectious organisms are usually contained in droplet nuclei, which are 5 micrometers in diameter (5 millionths of a meter) or smaller in size. These particles can remain suspended in air for hours or days and do not easily fall to the forces of gravity. AtmosAir will agglomerate (make these particles bigger and heavier) and quickly remove them from your breathing zone.