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Winter Cleaning Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

When you set out to do your daily cleaning tasks, you likely wipe down countertops, do the dishes, and tidy up your bedroom. But what if we told you that you’re missing out on some important tasks that, especially during the winter months, can have a big effect on how good or bad your air quality is?

If you want to breathe easier this winter, add these cleaning tasks to your to-do list.

Watch Your Home Entrances

First and foremost, leaves shoes at the front door in their own plastic bins or tray — this keeps dirt and other germs at the door and out of your home. You should also wash your entrance mat regularly to rid it of all the grime that it catches every day.

Clean Your Upholstery

Especially with how dry the air gets in winter, dust can accumulate more in your home. Your cloth and upholstered furniture and decor pieces act as the perfect spot for dust to collect, so wash drapes, vacuum couches, and deep clean rugs to avoid letting those allergens linger in your home.

Wipe Down Your Fans

We’ve mentioned before how turning on your fans can help better circulate air in your home, but before you switch them on, consider this: when was the last time you cleaned those blades? Use a microfiber cloth and cleaning solution to catch and trap dust before you flip the switch and get your fan circulating

If you’re looking to really improve your air quality, ask us about installing an air purifier in your home today. The HVAC experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing are here to handle all your needs, no matter how big or small. Contact us today to schedule a service!