Affordable Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

If the air in your Sarasota home is feeling stale, there are a few things you can do to naturally improve the problem. With some smart solutions, you can improve indoor air quality in a safe, chemical-free way. Soon, everyone in your home will be breathing easier.

Pick the Right House Plants

If you enjoy house plants, put a little extra thought into your selection and you can get some added benefits from this bright pop of green. The right plants naturally filter your air, removing harmful chemicals like xylene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene. Some top choices include aloe vera, spider plants, snake plants, Boston ferns, bamboo palms, and yucca.

Change Your Filters

You should change the filter in your HVAC system once a month for best air quality. Stock up on a three to six month supply and mark your calendar once a month so you never miss a change. Remember this isn’t the only filter in your home. Change the filter in your vacuum as well so it doesn’t get clogged with dust and dirt. A vacuum cleaner with a highly efficient HEPA filter is best if you have family members suffering from asthma or allergies.

Make Your Own Air Fresheners

Many commercial air fresheners are laden with chemicals and irritants. Freshen the air in your home naturally with fragrant kitchen items. If you enjoy the smell of fresh-brewed coffee, try placing bowls of coffee grounds or beans around the house as air fresheners. A potpourri of dried herbs and essential oils adds fresh spring-like air to the home. In cool weather months, warm the home up with a fragrant pot of simmering cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange peels on the stove.

Fresh breathable air shouldn’t put a dent in your budget. These cost-friendly fixes will keep your air fresh without draining your wallet. For more information on improving indoor air quality, contact Climatic at 941-444-5399. We can help you choose the right products and systems for ultimate home comfort.

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