How Winter Makes Indoor Air Quality Worse

Have you noticed seasonal changes in indoor air quality in your Omaha home? Getzschman Heating wants our customers to know how the air inside your home deteriorates during the coldest months of the year — even here in Nebraska. Taking some simple precautions may correct this common problem.

Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

The quality of air circulating indoors matters enormously. Dirty, stale air allows noxious odors and allergens (like pollen) to cause discomfort. It contributes to a poorer quality of daily life. During winter months, several factors potentially degrade interior room air in the Omaha area:

  • Many households keep doors and windows tightly closed to prevent drafts.
  • Emissions from gas stoves and wood-burning fireplaces may circulate through the home.
  • Sometimes wet conditions foster mold growth in basements or other damp indoor locations.

Three Steps to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Here are three ways you can enhance seasonal air quality inside homes and businesses. These common-sense measures help promote the flow of fresh, clean air (even during winter months):

  • Reduce sources of indoor air pollution by cleaning surfaces often.
  • Encourage the circulation of indoor air with proper duct maintenance.
  • Clean dirty interior air with a purifier.

Applying Indoor Air Improvement Measures

The specific measures someone takes to enhance indoor air quality depend upon many factors. Identifying sources of interior air pollution offers a useful first step. For instance, if applicable, consider obtaining regular chimney cleaning services. It may also prove useful to replace some old carpeting with hard flooring to reduce odor accumulation. Remove molds and implement waterproofing measures, too.

To encourage better interior air circulation, adding a built-in bathroom fan or a kitchen fan helps prevent moist air from producing condensation indoors. On warm days, considering opening windows. Property owners should also clean dirty air. Consider installing air purifiers. Replacing dirty HVAC air filters also proves helpful.

Service is the cornerstone of the G-Force Rapid Air Repair Team. We have the most extensively trained, longest tenured service staff in the area. Our technicians are trained to work on all makes and models of air conditioners, furnaces and heat pumps. While they are highly trained in HVAC repairs and installations, you can expect a little more from a Getzschman technician. They will never curse or smoke in your home. They will wear covers on their shoes to keep your floors clean, and they will leave your Omaha home as neat and clean as they found it. We think you should expect nothing less. Call Getzschman Heating and Cooling if you need air conditioner or furnace repairs or replacements. We stand behind our name.