23 Sep 6 Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Improve Air Quality
With fall approaching, colder days in New York are just around the corner which means we are gearing up to spend more time indoors. While everyone loves taking a deep breath of fresh air outside, sometimes homes can get a bit stuffy. There are a few tricks to help combat this. Help fight off foul odors, stale air, and dangerous leaks with these top solutions to improve air quality indoors.
Change your AC filter
With air-conditioning filters working overtime during hot summer months to keep you and your family cool, it’s important to change them as needed so they continue to filter out common air pollutants effectively. As an added bonus, staying on top of changing these filters can help ensure your system is running without extra strain, helping to extend the life of your AC unit and keep your energy bills low. The best way to determine how often you need to clean your filter is by checking the manufacturer’s recommendations directly on the package.
Invest in some plants
Since house plants take in carbon dioxide and “breathe out” oxygen, they are amazing at cleaning the air inside your house. Not only do they look great and add some beauty, but the benefits of fresh oxygen and filtered air you get from bringing some plants inside your home make it a no brainer.
Open the windows
One of the best ways to get rid of stale or stuffy air in your house is by cracking the windows periodically. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), one of the main approaches to lowering concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors. Letting in fresh air while also encouraging old air to flow out through windows, doors, and vents, is one of the easiest ways to improve the air quality in your home.
Reduce the amount of humidity inside
Mildew and mold thrive in moist, humid conditions and can have negative effects on those who breathe it in. If you’re looking to reduce the amount of humidity you have in your home so you can breathe better, try using dehumidifiers. After strategically placing dehumidifiers through your home, you’re likely to notice a difference right away in how fresh the air is. If you live in an area that is quite humid like New York, you may find that a whole home humidifier is the most comfortable and convenient approach.
Clean the house often
It may sound trivial to mention cleaning helps with fresh air, but many are surprised to realize just how much dirt and dust affect how well you breathe. In fact, it’s been shown that regular dusting and vacuuming weekly can reduce harmful allergens, dust, and mites that are known to pollute your home.
Get a whole home air purifier
If you’re looking to really make a difference in the quality of air at home, check out the air purification solutions from OSI Comfort Specialists. There are several easy and affordable options to help improve indoor air quality like the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration systems and complete UV light air cleaners that integrate with the warm-air heating/central air systems to create an efficient air cleansing system for every room. To learn more give us a call at 516-763-1400 today.