This time of year, many of us battle cabin fever alongside winter blues—even without the backdrop of a global pandemic keeping us indoors. Stale, stagnant air can add to feelings of listlessness, fatigue and irritability associated with cabin fever. That’s why in this post, we discuss 5 tips to help you improve air circulation in your home.
Keep it Moving!
Regular HVAC maintenance goes a long way toward improving indoor air quality. Additionally, good air circulation helps keep temperatures consistent and freshens up the air in your space. The following steps can also help keep air flowing through your hom
1. Change or Clean Air Filters
Clogged air filters in your HVAC system will impede airflow, as well as your unit’s ability to filter out dust and other contaminants. Be sure to change or clean (reusable) air filters frequently to keep air filtered and flowing!
2. Check Vents & Registers
Check that air vents and return registers throughout the home are clean and free of obstructions. You may find that a return register is being blocked by furniture, or that air vents and air ducts are in need of a thorough cleaning.
3. Turn on Ceiling Fans
Heat rises, and in the winter that means the warm air you pay for can end up closer to the ceiling than where you really need it. Turning ceiling fans on to a low setting can help circulate warm air back down and get that stagnant air moving.
4. Air it Out!
Opening windows, even for just a few minutes, can bring fresh air in and rid your home of a stale-air slump. Opening multiple windows in a room, for example, can help create a cross-breeze that will reinvigorate the air in your space in no time!
5. Install Exhaust Fans
Installing exhaust fans throughout the home can help combat fog, steam, stale odors and moisture related problems like mold and mildew. Exhaust fans are typically found in bathrooms and kitchens, but there are other areas in the home that might benefit from an exhaust fan, such as an attic or basement.
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