Improving Your Home's Air Quality This Winter
If you've been coughing, sniffling, or sneezing since the weather turned cold, you're not alone. Wintertime illness spikes have been observed for centuries, well before the arrival of modern amenities like central heating and influenza shots. But while you may take steps to protect yourself from the spread of cold and flu viruses, one illness culprit may be lingering, unseen, within your home. Dust, dirt, and pollen that collects in your HVAC ducts can be circulated throughout your home whenever your heater is turned on, making you more vulnerable to a variety of respiratory ailments.