Winter air will soon arrive in the Shreveport, Louisiana, area, leaving many homes stuffy and dry on the inside. Keeping your family comfortable and healthy during cold weather is easy when you know what to do. There are many simple ways to increase your home’s comfort level this winter.
One of the worst inconveniences during cold weather is heater breakdown. Keep your home warm and cozy by having your furnace inspected and tuned up now. Regular heater maintenance prevents mid-season breakdown, reduces repair costs, and improves efficiency.
Install a programmable thermostat. Instead of turning up the heat when you wake up, program your thermostat to have it warm first thing in the morning. Set your thermostat to drop during sleeping hours for a more restful sleep.
If you’ve never had your air ducts cleaned, consider getting it done. In older homes, dust and dirt build up inside the ducts and gets circulated around your home. These irritants can cause cold-like symptoms and allergy flare ups.
Consider getting an air purifier installed if you have family members with asthma or allergies. Purifiers clean viruses and bacteria from your home’s air which benefits everyone. A quality purifier also removes dander, fungal spores, and dust, reducing the likelihood of asthma or allergy problems.
Winter air is dry, and heated air from your furnace is even drier. Overly dry indoor air causes several problems like headaches, dry skin, coughs, and sinus issues. Combat dry air indoors with a home humidifier. Not only will you reduce these problems, but proper humidity also reduces the amount of bacteria and viruses in the air.
There are mild days in Louisiana winters, making your home a good candidate for a home ventilation system. These systems bring in fresh outdoor air replacing stale, stuffy indoor air.
At Pioneer Comfort Systems, we offer many services to make your home more comfortable this winter. Call 318-795-8000 to schedule an appointment now!
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