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Three Tips for Maximizing Your Indoor Air Quality

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You can improve the indoor air by using a few troubleshooting techniques.

If you have poor indoor air quality, you might want to try some of the following troubleshooting tips from the HVAC pros. They’re fairly easy to perform and should result in noticeably improved indoor air quality in no time. A major bonus: these tips can also improve the overall look of your home’s interior. Check them out:

Tip #1: Have Indoor Plants

By adding greenery to your indoor living space, you can filter out toxins and chemicals from the air. There are dozens of plants that work as natural air scrubbers, including English ivy, dragon tree and the spider plant.

Tip #2; Clean the HVAC Air Filter

The HVAC air filter is your first (and often last) line of defense for removing floating dust particles and other contaminants from the indoor air. When the air filter gets dirty, it can't lift as many particles from the air because there's less air flowing through it. Eventually, the air flow gets so slow the air filter does little to filter the air. Additionally, a clogged air filter puts a strain on the HVAC system, which can cause premature wear and increase your energy bill.

Tip #3: Maintain Proper Humidity

If indoor air has too much moisture in it, the air is humid. Too much humidity is bad for several reasons. First, it's uncomfortable, especially in the summer. Excessive indoor moisture will make it feel sticky and a lot warmer than it really is. This can lead to higher energy usage when you lower the thermostat to compensate. Second, moisture in the air can promote the growth of mold and fungus around the house. This is particularly harmful to those with asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues.

If you don't like how dirty or foul-smelling your indoor air is, then some troubleshooting steps are in order. But if you can’t improve your indoor air quality yourself, feel free to contact our pro team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning and Heating for additional ideas and convenient services to achieve cleaner indoor air.

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