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As moms, we’re always so concerned about our little ones going outside this time of year. We spend what feels like hours layering, tying up, zipping up, layering some more, making hats fit snug, and tugging on gloves, just to let them break the threshold of the front door. All to keep them safe from the cold and getting sick!

But, what about when they come indoors?

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The air in our homes can be filled with allergens, mold, bacteria, mildew and dust mites. All these airborne pollutants find their way to our furnaces, build up and then are pushed back out into our homes. Nobody wants their kiddos being around that!

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Turning things around in your home can be as simple as changing your air filter. Is everyone thinking about how long it’s been since we’ve ventured down to the basement to take a look at our furnaces? If you can’t remember, chances are it’s been too long. Did you know you’re supposed to change that dusty little guy out every 3 to 6 months?!

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And, if you think that changing out the filter is only good for the air in your home, you might want to check your wallet! You can breath even easier knowing that your small change is going to come back to you with smaller energy bills. Not to mention, you will help keep your furnace around a little bit longer, and we all know how expensive those are!

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Don’t stop there though! Keep the air in your baby’s room as fresh as possible with an air purifier unit! These are amazing! They keep your baby’s room free of viruses and bacteria and look cute at the same time!

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Minor maintenance of your furnace will save you time, energy and a lot of cold and flu bugs this winter. For more Healthy Home tips, check out Filtration.com, and be sure to check out 10 Reasons You’re Absolutely Crazy Not to Have a Humidifier.

Compensation was provided for this post. However, opinions expressed here are my own.