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How Your Furnace and Your IAQ Impact Each Other

What do you think of when you think of improving the heating in your home? Most people would probably answer that they think of their heating alone and maybe their home’s insulation. We want you to broaden your scope here and we’re going to give you the knowledge to do so today.

If you only walk away retaining one piece of information from this blog, we want it to be this: your furnace and your indoor air quality go hand-in-hand. The two impact one another, feed into each other, and can work together to provide your home with the best comfort possible. If you’d like to learn more about how your indoor air quality impacts your furnace in Colorado Springs, CO, then we’re here to help you out today.

How They Work Together

Your furnace is directly impacted by your indoor air quality and vice versa.

One example that you probably notice right away when the weather gets cold is that your home starts to feel dry. You might use a heavier lotion in the winter because your skin is so dry. You probably have more run ins with static shock when you’re opening doors and touching handles. You could even find yourself feeling physically ill too. These are all symptoms of a lack of moisture in your home’s air.

A lot of the time, this happens because your heater isn’t in the best shape possible. When you run your system, you’re simultaneously sucking all of the moisture out of your home and making your home uncomfortable.

Your indoor air quality affects your heating too. You feel colder without a reasonable amount of moisture in your homes air. Because of this, you’re going to spend more time heating your home and you’ll wear down your heater as a result.

What You Can Do To Improve Both

So you might be wondering what you can do to improve the relationship between your heater and your indoor air quality. We’ve got tips, tricks, and upgrades that you can try.

Tips:

  • Change Your Filter: You need to swap out your heater’s filter once every few months. If you haven’t done so already, you’re only allowing your heater to get dirty and clog up. We’re going to help you get the service you’re looking for.
  • Get Regular Maintenance: You should maintain your home’s heater on a regular basis. This is what’s going to keep your heater in pristine condition. Calling for this service every year will actually help you save money, and it will keep you warmer too.

Upgrades:

  • Swap Out Your Heater: If it’s time for you to upgrade your heater, then it’s time for you to upgrade your heater. You don’t have to dread this. We’re going to make this service fast, easy, and affordable for you.
  • Try a Humidifier: Humidity balance is a huge factor in staying warm during the winter. If your home is consistently dry, then you should try a dehumidifier.

Contact Peak Home Performance today to schedule an appointment with our team.

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