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How Can an Air Purifier Help You During the Winter?

With your heating system running and colds and other viruses around more during the winter, should you use air purifiers in your Yuma home? Air purifiers help remove harmful particles from indoor air. Knowing more about them, including how effective they are in winter, can help you decide whether or not to get them for your home.

Trapping Germs and Pollutants

Germs and pollutants can circulate in your home more easily in winter when your doors and windows are closed. This can increase your risk of becoming ill. An air purifier can trap germs and pollutants, which can help make your indoor air healthier. However, air purifiers are not designed to destroy germs. You’ll still need to sanitize surfaces throughout your home and change your HVAC system’s filter regularly to reduce the amount of germs and pollutants in your home during winter.

Trapping Dust and Allergens

Dust and allergens can build up in your home more often in winter, since ventilation is lower with your doors and windows shut. You might also be spending more time inside during winter, which increases your risk of breathing in dust and other allergens. Exposure to these allergens can trigger allergic reactions and other problems, such as asthma attacks or respiratory issues. An air purifier can help trap dust and other allergens, but you’ll still need to dust and vacuum regularly to reduce your risk of exposure.

Using Air Purifiers in Winter

You can make sure your air purifier does as much as possible to lower your risk of exposure to germs, pollutants, allergens, and other harmful particles by changing your HVAC filters every month or every few months. Having clean HVAC filters and using an air purifier helps reduce harmful particles in the air, which can help you stay healthier in your home all winter long.

If you need more information on using an air purifier in winter in your Yuma home, please contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company.