Are You a Winter Homebody?

Then Dive Into These 4 Tips for Breathing Fresher Indoor Air

So, the holidays have come and gone with winter’s wrath continuing to rear its frosty head. There is no denying it‑—it’s cold out there! So, as a form of self-preservation, we huddle up indoors more often. But spending all of that extra time indoors isn’t always conducive to healthy breathing. When our doors are shut tightly and our windows are sealed for winter, we tend to breathe in stale air filled with allergens and other yucky contaminants.

So, as January unfolds, this is our friendly reminder to homeowners: Call for a thorough indoor air quality check this month. It’s the best way to be certain your entire family is breathing fresh, healthy air!

Air Check, 1, 2, 3

If one of our IAQ experts determines during an inspection that your indoor air isn’t quite as “clean” as you had hoped, we can help. We have excellent solutions to improve your indoor environment and make your livable space fresher and cleaner.

These include:

  • UV systems. These systems use ultraviolet light to remove tiny particles, such as bacteria and mold spores, from your air. Statistics show that UV systems can kill up to 87 percent of airborne bacteria.
  • Air cleaners and air purifiers. Air cleaners and air purifiers are superb ways to keep your indoor air fresh. From HEPA, carbon and electrostatic, these types of systems help eliminate nasty pollution that is often emitted from household items like carpets, paints and indoor cleaners or disinfectants.
  • Humidifiers. Balanced humidity levels are important to any homeowner. Without enough relative humidity in your home, your eyes can become irritated, your skin can get too dry and the risk of cold and flu increases. Installing a whole-home humidifier will adjust your indoor humidity levels and leave you with the perfect balance of moisture and comfort.
  • Energy recovery ventilator (ERV) system. The ERV system is installed directly into your ductwork and uses fans to push dirty stale air out, while simultaneously pulling fresh air in. The result is fresher air inside your home without ever having to open your windows!

Fresher Air Starts Now!

With the new year under way, now is as good a time as any to follow through with a quality indoor air check. The installation of a UV system, air purifier, ERV or humidifier from Cool Techs can eliminate viruses, bacteria, mold, allergens and other contaminants that secretly float through your home. Even better—it’ll help start your year off fresh!