Are you monitoring your home’s indoor air quality? Keeping the air in your El Paso, Texas, home clean and fresh is important for your family’s health and comfort. While many options for boosting indoor air quality are fragrance-based or use a lot of energy, there are several green ways to improve your IAQ. Here are our top three ways to get cleaner, fresher air the eco-friendly way:
Air purifiers are one of the best ways to improve your indoor air quality. Whether you want a whole-home system or a one-room purifier, many modern purifiers are designed to use low amounts of energy to be as eco-friendly as possible. We offer a range of air purifiers designed to meet your needs without maxing out your energy consumption.
If you already have an air purifier, regularly change the filters in your air purifier and your central HVAC unit. This can improve your IAQ by helping to prevent allergens and debris from getting into your air.
Many household products contain VOCs or volatile organic compounds, which can worsen your air quality. You can easily replace these chemical-heavy products with milder but still effective options. You can go DIY or look for cleaning products that advertise low amounts of chemicals. Bleach is a common additive that can significantly affect your air quality. Try to avoid it as much as possible when selecting cleaning products. If you do need to use chemical-heavy cleaning products, make sure you ventilate well to help get those VOCs out of your air as quickly as possible.
One of the easiest ways to naturally improve your IAQ is to ventilate your home. When you’re doing your weekly cleaning, open the windows so fresh air can circulate throughout your home and pollutants can be removed by the air.
In addition, installing ventilation fans in your kitchen and bathroom will also help improve your indoor air quality. Vent fans remove excess moisture and bad odors from the air. Ventilating your home will ensure that you and your family are breathing fresh air.
Houseplants help improve indoor air quality as naturally as possible. Spider plants and ficus trees, for instance, are ideal for cleaning your air of harmful chemicals while also sprucing up your space. If you have furry friends, make sure you’re selecting air-purifying plants that are non-toxic to pets.
At Kings Aire, we can help you improve your indoor air quality. Give us a call today to set up a consultation.
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Originally published in Dec. 2018, updated in March 2020