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It’s the holiday season. While it’s a joyous time, it isn’t always easy for families in Lake Park, Florida. Whether you plan ahead or do your holiday shopping at the last minute, you have a lot on your mind. That’s why you need to keep an eye on a hidden factor that can make a huge difference in your life: your home’s air quality.

Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is important all year long. But it’s especially vital during the winter months for two reasons. First, cooler weather and shorter days mean that you’ll likely spend more time indoors. Second, you’ll breathe dry and stale indoor air that isn’t good for your lungs. This is especially true if you have a forced-air heating system like a furnace.

Don’t let the holiday season worsen your home’s air quality. Here are some products and services you can invest in to breathe easier during the holidays and winter:

IAQ Products That Improve Your Air Quality

The HVAC industry has produced a broad range of IAQ products that can improve your home’s air quality. Here are some of your options:

Air Cleaners and Purifiers: These systems directly improves your home’s IAQ by removing contaminants from the air. Consider an air cleaner if anyone in your family, or any of your holiday guests, has asthma or seasonal allergies.

Humidifiers: You may not think dry air is too much of a problem in Florida. But if you have a furnace, you’re probably wrong. Humidifiers ease asthma and allergy symptoms; they also preserve your wooden furniture.

Energy Recovery Ventilators: Air-source heat pumps are a popular heating and cooling choice in Lake Park, and a ventilator is the perfect counterpart. Ventilators work with your air conditioner or heat pump to exchange your stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, improving air quality and energy efficiency.

UV Lamps: These systems use ultraviolet light to kill contaminants in the air, which is especially vital during the holidays when have relatives visiting and bringing their extra germs.

Consider Duct Cleaning For Fresher Air

If your home uses a forced-air system, you depend on air ducts to transport climate-controlled air throughout the building. Over time, those ducts can become dirty with dust and debris that not only harm energy efficiency but also affect the quality of indoor air. That’s why we recommend investing in professional duct cleaning ahead of the holidays.

Our service technicians will take your whole duct system apart, use special brushes to dislodge dust and debris, and use a high-powered vacuum cleaner to blow it all away. You’ll notice a notably cleaner smell in the air, seeing the difference every month on your heating and cooling bills.

Moreover, like the best holiday gifts, duct cleaning truly keeps on giving year after year. Once you’ve had your ducts cleaned, they should stay clean for up to a decade, depending on pets, smoking and general home cleanliness.

Make Air Quality Your Priority

We know you have a lot on your mind this holiday season, but we submit that there are few things more important than the quality of air your family breathes every day. That’s why we encourage you to make indoor air quality one of your top priorities. You’ll breathe easier not only during the holiday season but all year long.

We’re happy to help Lake Park homeowners improve their indoor air quality as well as their health, comfort and overall quality of life. To learn more, check out Mechanical Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality solutions online or call us at 561-899-4587.

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