The holidays are here and your guests will be arriving soon. You want to make your Kennesaw, Georgia, home as comfortable as possible. One way to make guests feel right at home is by boosting your indoor air quality before your holiday gatherings.

Avoid Unnatural Scents

Air fresheners and wax melters smell nice, but can emit irritating chemicals that can affect guests with breathing problems. Make a natural potpourri from orange peels, cinnamon sticks, and cloves in a small slow cooker to make your home smell wonderful without any irritating fumes.

Bring in Fresh Air

Open your windows for a few hours before guests arrive to bring in fresh, clean air. Letting fresh air in cleans odors and stagnant particles from your home boosting your indoor air quality. Consider installing a whole-home ventilation system for a steady flow of fresh air all year.

Change Your Filters

Ideally, you should change your furnace filters once a month. Make sure to change them a few days before holiday parties ensuring that irritants and allergens get filtered out in time. Don’t forget the filters in your purifier, humidifier, and vacuum. If you notice that your ducts are really dirty, consider having them cleaned.

Call a Professional

Have your furnace inspected and tuned up. Regular maintenance increases your furnace’s efficiency and helps eliminate cold spots. You’ll also lower your risk of carbon monoxide exposure because technicians will make sure your heating system is burning and ventilating properly.

Consider whole-home indoor air quality systems such as purifiers, humidifiers, and ventilators. Home purifiers clean bacteria, mold, viruses, and other allergens from your home around the clock. Winter air is often dry and causes coughs, sinus problems, and dry skin. Help reduce irritation with a home humidifier.

At E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning, we have indoor air quality solutions for your home. From preventative maintenance to home energy solutions, we’re here to help. Call us today at 678-369-8866.

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