Maintaining good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Orlando, Florida, home is crucial if you have anyone in your household who suffers from asthma or allergy symptoms. Luckily there are some easy, green ways to help boost your home’s IAQ.
Change Your Filter
One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve IAQ in your home is by swapping out your air filter. You should always monitor your filter for dirt and clogging, and make sure to change it according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you have pets in the home, or someone who suffers from allergies, you may want to consider opting for filters designed to trap smaller particles like pet dander.
Invest in Some Air Cleaning House Plants
Not only can household plants spruce up your décor, but they can also help clean some of the airborne toxins capable of damaging your IAQ. Some of the most common air-filtering plants to choose from include English ivy, aloe vera, red-edged dracaena, and chrysanthemum.
Use Natural Household Cleaners
One of the biggest culprits behind poor IAQ is toxic household cleaners. These chemicals release toxins into the air that can affect your IAQ and eventually lead to respiratory concerns. Instead of using store-bought chemicals, you can make a lot of your own cleaning products right at home, with simple ingredients such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and essential oils.
Install an Air Purifier
Air purifiers work by using a system of fans to pull the air in your home through filters before returning the filtered air into the room. Air purifiers can be the perfect addition to any home where they’re looking to improve the IAQ but can be especially beneficial in homes with a significant amount of dust or pet dander buildup.
Are you looking to install an air purifier or find another solution to improve the indoor air quality in your home? Contact E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat today at (407) 603-9144.
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