How to Improve Your Air Quality at Home

Indoor air pollution is unhealthy for you and others who live in your Chapel Hill, North Carolina, home. Poor indoor air quality affects children, elderly adults and those suffering from asthma the most. Your pets can suffer negative effects, as well. For the health and comfort of everyone in your home, commit to improving your indoor air quality by following these three easy tips:

Manage Humidity

We all know that our area of North Carolina is rainy throughout the year and especially muggy in the summertime. Too much moisture in your home increases allergens. Use an air conditioner and dehumidifier as part of a healthy home comfort system to reduce humidity and control allergens. We recommend you keep humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent. You should also have an HVAC maintenance plan in place.

Keep Your Home Clean

Maintaining a clean home is a lot of work. But it’s a simple way to improve your indoor air quality. Vacuum often with a HEPA filter to reduce allergens like pollen, pet dander and dust mites. Use natural cleaners and air fresheners to reduce the amount of chemicals released into the air. Institute a no-smoking rule in your home. Have your air ducts inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. As a result, you’ll breathe easier.

Add Some Green

Finally, houseplants are another effective way to combat indoor air pollution. Ferns, spider plants and aloe vera have been proven to act as living air purifiers. The green foliage and roots work together to absorb chemical pollutants and release clean oxygen into the air. Just be sure that any plant you add to your home is safe for pets and children.

Do you want to learn more about our indoor air quality services and products that can improve the comfort of your home? Contact the experts at Warren-Hay Mechanical by calling 919-251-5615 today.

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