Studies performed by the Environmental Protection Agency have found that the air inside the average home is roughly two to five times more polluted than the air outdoors (yikes). Contaminants like dander, dirt, dust and even mold could all be circulating in the air and affecting your indoor air quality. Fortunately, you can improve the quality of the air in your home without sacrificing comfort. Not sure what you can do? These three tips will help you get started.
Keep Your Home Clean
One of the simplest things you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home is to keep your home clean. Sweeping, dusting, mopping, vacuuming and all of those other household chores many of us tend to put off can all help drastically boost the quality of the air we breathe. Just make sure you use products that are free of harmful chemicals and use a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter.
Control the Humidity Level
The ideal humidity level for the average home is between 30 to 50 percent. Mold is likely to develop when the humidity level exceeds 60 percent. You can keep the humidity level within the recommended range by purchasing a dehumidifier, but be sure clean the dehumidifier on a regular basis.
Buy House Plants
There are many kinds of house plants that can improve indoor air quality by removing carbon dioxide from the air. However, it is important to avoid over-watering them as this can cause mold to grow. Learn three of the best air-purifying house plants here.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
A well-maintained HVAC system can improve indoor air quality by removing contaminants from the air. If your HVAC system does not receive regular maintenance, your indoor air quality will suffer. That is why your HVAC needs professional maintenance at least once a year.
Schedule Your HVAC Maintenance Service with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo
If you need HVAC maintenance, contact One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo. We have been committed to performing quality HVAC maintenance since 1972 and will ensure your heating and cooling system provides your home with optimal comfort while improving indoor air quality in the process. Contact us today to schedule your next maintenance appointment.