Improving your indoor air quality can help you avoid allergy issues, asthma flare-ups, and make your Mims, FL home more comfortable. There are plenty of steps you can take to accomplish this. Clean regularly, invest in an air purifier, install a ventilator, and use houseplants.

Regular Cleanings

Clean regularly to rid your home of dust, debris, and other allergens. Use a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter for carpets and rugs, and mop your tile, hardwood, and laminate flooring weekly. Dust a couple of times a week and don’t forget to wipe down your walls. Walls are easy to overlook, but over time they can accumulate large amounts of dust and debris.

Invest in an Air Purifier

Air purifiers capture pollutants and allergens in the air. If you decide to invest in one, you have two options: portable and whole-home. Portable air purifiers are easy to set up and cost-effective, but they only filter the air in a small space. On the other hand, whole-home purifiers are pricier and require professional installation. However, they do a great job of keeping the air throughout your home clean.

Use House Plants

Take advantage of house plants’ natural air-filtering ability to improve your indoor air quality. According to a NASA study, plants can absorb airborne chemical compounds, making them an attractive and affordable option for improving the air quality in your home.

Improve Your Ventilation

Exhaust fans in the bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room — areas where moisture and stale air tend to build up quickly — will improve a home’s indoor air quality. If you want to go the extra mile, consider installing a whole-home ventilation system to consistently replace your home’s stale air with fresh, filtered air.

Need help improving your indoor air quality? The HVAC experts at Bencraft Mechanical Services, Inc. can help. Give us a call at (321) 978-0927 today.

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