Your home in Farmington, Arkansas, should be a place of comfort and relaxation after a long day at work. Clean indoor air contributes to the overall feeling in your home. Follow these three simple tips to improve the IAQ in your home:
Change HVAC Filters
Your HVAC system is equipped with either disposable or washable air filters. Some are fitted in the cold air return, and some go directly in the air handler unit. Regardless of what kind of filters you have, make sure you check, change or clean them on a regular schedule.
For the average home without pets, that’s about every 90 days. If you have pets, check your filters about every 60 days. If you have especially sensitive allergies, replace your filters more often than that to ensure clean air flows through them.
Eliminate Dust Mites
Dust mites are microscopic pests that live in dust and skin particles in bedding, furniture, carpeting and other fabrics. They can be a major allergy trigger for sensitive people, especially during colder months where the windows and doors stay closed. Frequently wash bedding and other fabrics, and pay attention to how well your HVAC system is circulating fresh air. Consider installing an air purifier for added protection.
A 1989 study by NASA concluded that houseplants can help scrub the air of impurities and even some chemicals. Plants like the Boston Fern and Golden Pothos are good choices and easy to grow. Be sure to give plants proper sunlight, and keep them out of the path of your HVAC vents. A couple of good-sized plants per 100-square-feet of indoor space can do wonders for air quality.
HVAC systems that help you maintain a comfortable temperature and filter pollutants contribute to a good feeling in your home. Let the qualified and friendly professionals at Morrow Heat & Air, LLC maintain your HVAC system to help improve your IAQ. Contact us today at (866) 821-7712.
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