Because the air inside your home is more polluted than the air outside, keeping it clean is as important as heating and cooling it. The best method for doing so is air ventilation. But how do you do that? The experts at Roth Heating Company have the answer—these are our four best ways to ventilate indoor air this spring.
There’s nothing quite like a breath of fresh air, especially after a long Wisconsin winter. Opening the windows lets that freshness inside, replacing the stale air that’s been stuck inside your house during the cold season. Just be sure not to leave the windows open too long—along with that fresh air comes dust, pollen, and other outdoor allergens, which can aggravate allergies, asthma, and illnesses.
It’s your filter’s job to catch contaminants as air flows through it, preventing them from becoming too heavy in the house. However, the filter gets dirty in the process, which blocks airflow and causes air to become stagnant. At Roth Heating, we recommend replacing that filter every one to three months. Not only will it keep air flowing, but it also ensures that it traps as much dander and bacteria as possible, keeping your house as clean as possible.
Just like open windows, ceiling fans are a great way to create air flow but have the added benefit of not letting outside particulates inside. Fans are also an energy-efficient way to warm or cool your home (depending on the season). By setting the blade direction clockwise in winter, you can draw cooler air upwards while pushing down warm air, heating up the area. Likewise, set the blades to run counterclockwise in the summer to push that cool air straight down.
One of the easiest ways to ventilate indoor air is to install a ventilator in your home. These indoor air quality products work in tandem with your heating and cooling systems, trapping and killing particulates and preventing them from floating around the house. Ventilators are also a smart option because they can provide fresh air at any time of year—they have all the benefits of opening a window without having to draw in any outside contaminants.
We understand that a lot of indoor air quality issues go unnoticed—after all, they aren’t exactly visible problems. We also know that solving them can boost your family’s health. That’s why Roth Heating specializes in air quality solutions such as ventilators, duct cleanings, and humidity control. Our experts can work with Carrier® systems of all kinds—so, if you need indoor air quality help now, call us in Oak Creek at 414-764-4700, in Waterford at 262-534-5568, or get in touch with us online.