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Three Easy Fixes to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality


Comfort accessories are just some of the things you can use to improve your indoor air quality.

Comfort accessories are fantastic ways to have clean indoor air. But you don't always need fancy or expensive accessories to have cleaner air inside your building. Below are three such examples:

1. Upgrade Your HVAC’s Air Filter

The primary way most HVAC's clean your indoor air is through the air filter. Therefore, using a better air filter is a logical place to start when improving indoor air quality. You can find a better filter by choosing one with a higher MERV, or minimum efficiency reporting value. Air filters with higher MERV ratings can filter out smaller particles from the air. But don't go for a filter with a MERV rating that's too high. At best, you'll have to replace it very often. At worst, you could damage your HVAC unit.

2. Have Houseplants

Houseplants are Mother Nature's biological air scrubbers. Certain indoor plants, such as the spider plant, do an excellent job of removing chemicals and toxins from the air. Other great examples of houseplants that clean the indoor air include devil's ivy, bamboo palm, Barberton daisy, king of hearts and flamingo lily. Just keep in mind that some of these houseplants are toxic to pets if consumed.

3. Avoid Products with VOCs

VOCs, or volatile organic compounds, are extremely harmful chemicals that can cause a host of ailments, including cancer. Despite their danger, VOCs are common in everyday items, such as glue and paint. Therefore, VOCs are also one of the biggest contributors to indoor air pollution. So if you're tackling a renovation or repair project, try to look for products with low or no VOCs. If you can't find them, make sure there's plenty of ventilation.

To explore which comfort accessories can help improve your indoor air quality, get in touch with our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating today. Your lungs will thank you.

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