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How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

Improving your indoor air quality is a project all homeowners need to undergo at some point or another. If you have hidden mold or inadequate ventilation in your home, you may be suffering without even knowing it. Bad air quality can affect your sleep, quality of life, and overall health.

Plumb Level is equipped to handle all your indoor air quality needs. Our team can handle your air quality issue and find the solution that works best for you and your home, but what are some things you can do to improve the quality of air in your home?

 

Go green

 

Many species of indoor plants can help to naturally clean the air in your home. Plants are a great option to help you improve your air quality because they’re a hands-off solution that provide decor as well as purifying qualities. The trick to these is to watch how much you water them—overwatering can actually lead to mold growth.

 

Dragon Tree

 

These plants can thrive in low light, which makes them perfect for an indoor setting in your home or the office! Their leaves range from purple to green and are known to rid the air of formaldehyde, xylene (found in some varnishes and paints), and trichloroethylene (found in solvents).

 

Bamboo (reed) palm

 

These plants prefer indirect sunlight and have been known to reduce levels of benzene and formaldehyde in your air. It has also been known to act as a natural humidifier.

 

Peace Lily

 

These plants are known for their air purifying qualities and are easy to care for—they even start to droop a little to let you know when they need water! This is another plant that requires caution in caring for it. They can be mildly toxic to humans and pets alike, so be sure to wash your hands after any handling occurs.

 

Chinese Evergreen

 

This easy-care plant removes toxins from the air, but pet owners should be wary—Chinese Evergreens contain an irritant that is toxic to animals.

 

English Ivy

 

This classic choice can grow in shade or sunlight and is great for neutralizing toxins from cigarette smoke and is a good option for people with allergies and asthma.

 

Gerbera Daisy

 

The cheerful colors of this plant will add a pop of life to your home while it helps to absorb carbon monoxide in your home. Be aware though, this plant does best in warmer climates where the temperate stays 75 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.


Regulate the humidity in your home

 

Another relatively simple way you can protect the air quality of your home is to prevent against mold by regulating humidity caused by daily activities. Simply opening a window or using some kind of fan while showering, cooking, or running the dishwasher will allow steam to escape from your home.

 

Install an electric air cleaner

 

Plumb Level can help you install an electric air cleaner in your HVAC system. An electric air cleaner removes pollutants such as bacteria, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, and dust from the air before it pumps it into your home. This device can filter up to 99% of airborne particles that pass through the system. Another plus is that with an electric air cleaner, you don’t have to get monthly filter replacements. You can just remove your device and wash it out in the sink or a dishwasher.

 

These are just a few ways you can improve the air quality of your home. Call Plumb Level today to schedule air quality services with one of our team members to see how we can help you improve your quality of air and life!

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