The air in your Sebastian, Florida, home contains dust, mites, pet dander and other contaminants. These air pollutants can contribute to both short- and long-term health issues, ranging from cold symptoms to lung cancer. Making a conscious effort to improve your indoor air quality can go a long way in keeping your family healthy and happy. Below are three easy ways to make your IAQ cleaner and healthier.

Improve Ventilation

Ventilating your home well can reduce the concentrations of contaminants in your air, resulting in a healthier home. You can replace the stale, polluted air in your home with fresh air from the outside by opening your windows and operating ceiling fans whenever the weather permits. Exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms can also help increase the ventilation rate in your home. Consider an energy recovery ventilator, too.

Add Indoor Plants

Some indoor plants can reduce carbon dioxide levels, increase relative humidity and get rid of stale air in your home. By contributing to better indoor air quality, they can help prevent or ease health problems such as eye irritation, runny nose, coughing and congestion. Some examples of plants that possess air-purifying properties include spider plant, garden mum, dracaena, weeping fig and peace lily.

Change the HVAC Filter

If your HVAC filter is dirty, it may be one of the main sources of air pollutants in your home. It can transmit dust, pollen, mites and bacteria to your indoor space through your vents. Replacing your air filter once every one to three months can reduce the levels of airborne pollutants in your home. It’ll also improve airflow and ventilation.

Other than taking the aforementioned measures, you can also enhance the air quality in your home by working with a reputable HVAC contractor. If you’re interested in getting top-notch IAQ services and products, don’t hesitate to contact the knowledgeable and helpful staff at Barker Air Conditioning and Heating. Call us today at 772-589-9899. We’re here to help you breathe easier and sleep better at home.

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