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Holiday Traditions that Compromise Air Quality

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Dust Off The Holiday Decor

The holidays are a wonderful time for many to gather with friends and family to celebrate. What we find to be so great about the holidays is the variety of traditions that each family enjoys during the season.

Whether your family celebrates with a specific dessert, a game, or even an ugly sweater contest, there are a few standard holiday traditions that seem to be universally performed across the country.

We here at DG Heating & Air Conditioning wouldn’t be much of an HVAC company if we didn’t warn homeowners of some of the threats to their air quality that can be found within these traditions! Read on to learn how to cut down on dust and focus on the merry this season.

Deck the Halls

It’s time to get into the holiday spirit with a little bit of decorating. Pulling out the box of stuffed turkeys, garlands, and Christmas bulbs is bound to kick up some dust. As you set up your holiday displays, take time to wipe away all the dust and cobwebs. After all, Halloween was last month!

By reducing the dust on these items, the air from your furnace will have less debris to pick up on and move about the home.

Lighting a Fire

One of the great things about chilly days is cozying up by the fire. If you have a gas fireplace, you’re in luck when it comes to air quality! Gas fireplaces are pretty good about not emitting a lot of smoke and soot into the home. Just be sure that your carbon monoxide detector is working properly.

The Turkey Dinner

Everyone is excited about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and all the fixings. As you prepare the feast for the family, be sure to protect your air quality by using your exhaust fans throughout the day. They will go a long way in keeping any steam or smoke out of the air. Add more fans if you need to really keep things moving when someone forgets to take the potatoes out of the oven!

No matter what your traditions may be, keep your family’s noses and throats clean and clear for catching up and caroling with proper air quality care.

If you’re in need of air quality care or HVAC assistance this season, give DG Heating & Air Conditioning a call at (408) 669-3496!