Improve Indoor Air Quality

How to Affordably Improve Indoor Air Quality

October 21, 2019

The indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Yulee, Florida, home can impact your health and comfort in many ways. If you have poor IAQ, you may suffer from headaches, congestion, nausea, dizziness and difficulty sleeping. You don’t have to spend a lot to keep your air clean. Take these steps to improve the indoor air quality in your house and enjoy a fresher, healthier home:

Add Plants to Your Home

Plants can naturally improve the air quality in your home by removing pollutants like benzene and formaldehyde. Some of the most effective picks are bamboo palm, English ivy and Janet Craig dracaena.

Eliminate Artificial Fragrances

Many products that seem to make your air fresher are actually releasing irritants that can cause headaches, itchy eyes or irritated skin. Get rid of candles and aerosol sprays that add artificial fragrances to the air. Choose fresh, clean air over chemical additives that only mimic the smell of fresh air. As a result, you’ll take a small step toward improving your indoor air quality.

Change Your Air Filter

The air filter in your HVAC system is one of your primary lines of defense against allergens and irritants. You should check the air filter once a month for a visible buildup of dirt and dust. Change it as needed or at least four times a year. Our service technicians will change the filter for you during maintenance visits. Therefore, you can eliminate two of these swaps if you schedule tune-ups annually for your AC system and heater.

Use an Air Purifier

There are many products that will help purify your air. You can use natural items like beeswax candles or Himalayan salt lamps which release negative ions that will naturally combat positively charged irritants and allergens. You might also opt for a commercial solution that can target indoor pollutants, such as the Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner.

If you’re struggling with poor indoor air quality, we can help. Contact Ed’s Comfort Solutions at (866) 429-0417 to learn more about how regular maintenance and smart IAQ installations can give you fresher, more breathable air.

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