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Love Your Air: Essential Tips for Maintaining Indoor Air Quality This Winter

February 5, 2024

Winter brings not just a drop in temperature but also challenges to the air quality in our homes. At Goff Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to helping you maintain a comfortable and healthful environment during these cold months. In this blog post, we’ll share essential tips for maintaining indoor air quality this winter.

Importance of Regular Filter Changes

Your HVAC system’s air filter plays a pivotal role in combating indoor pollutants. Regular checks and timely replacements, typically every three months, are crucial. Cleaner air filters mean more efficient system operation. Don’t miss our detailed guide on choosing the right air filter for your home.

Managing Humidity Levels

The dry winter air, a common characteristic in many homes during the colder months, can lead to a variety of discomforts and health-related issues. Low humidity levels often result in dry skin, irritated sinuses, and an increased susceptibility to colds and respiratory infections. Moreover, dry air can exacerbate conditions like asthma and allergies, making it difficult to maintain a healthy indoor environment.

To counteract these problems, the use of a humidifier is highly recommended. A humidifier adds much-needed moisture to the air, helping to maintain a healthy humidity level within your home. The ideal indoor humidity level during winter should range between 30% and 50%. This range is optimal not just for human health and comfort, but it also helps preserve the condition of your home. Proper humidity levels prevent the drying out of wooden furniture and flooring, reduce static electricity, and even help in preserving the health of indoor plants.

Regular cleaning and maintenance of the humidifier are essential to prevent the growth of mold and bacteria within the unit. Also, using a hygrometer, a device that measures humidity, can help you keep track of the humidity levels in your home to ensure they remain within the recommended range.

The Necessity of Good Ventilation

Sealing up our homes in winter is a common practice, but adequate ventilation is essential to prevent stale air and pollutant buildup. We recommend periodic ‘airing out,’ especially after activities like cooking.

The Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular servicing of your HVAC system, as offered through our GoffCare Maintenance Membership, is not just a step towards greater efficiency—it’s a critical component of your home’s health. Our bi-annual service visits, which include a cooling visit and a heating visit tune-up, are designed to ensure that your HVAC system operates at its best.

Regular maintenance under the GoffCare Membership helps in early detection of potential issues, preventing costly repairs and extending the life of your HVAC system. It’s an investment in the longevity of your equipment and, more importantly, in the health and comfort of your living space. By reducing the risk of allergens and mold, we help safeguard you and your family against respiratory issues and create a more comfortable home environment.

Using Indoor Plants to Purify Air

Certain indoor plants, such as spider plants, peace lilies, and snake plants, are not just decorative; they are effective in absorbing common household pollutants.

Reducing Indoor Pollutants

Be cautious about using candles, tobacco products, and harsh chemical cleaners. Opting for natural cleaning solutions and ensuring proper ventilation can significantly improve on maintaining indoor air quality.

Advanced Solutions with UVC/UVV Lighting

Integrating UVC/UVV lights into your HVAC system is a game-changer for air quality. These lights are effective in neutralizing harmful microbes, making your indoor air both warm and healthy. Learn more about our SolaceAir solutions that enhance both equipment longevity and air quality.


At Goff Heating and Air Conditioning, we are committed to enhancing your indoor air quality. Our expert team is always ready to assist with your queries or service requirements. Keep your home’s air clean and healthy this winter with these tips for maintaining indoor air quality.

Stay tuned to our blog for more insights and advice on HVAC maintenance and maintaining indoor air quality.