Most of us like to think that our homes are fairly clean. That’s why we vacuum the floors, dust the furniture and scrub the bathtub. However, there is one crucial part of the home that many homeowners forget to clean: the air.
That’s right, just like the rest of your home, your air needs to be cleaned as well. Harmful pollutants and allergens get trapped inside our homes, causing all sorts of respiratory illnesses. If you’ve been ignoring the importance of your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) try these three simple tricks for purifying your home’s air.
1. Add a Houseplant to Clean Your Air
Houseplants are a great way to add beauty and decor to your home. But that’s not all they’re good for. According to a study conducted by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA), certain houseplants can remove toxins from the air.
Some plants that you can try out include English Ivy, Peace Lily, Snake Plant, Aloe Vera or Spider Plants. Adding these around your home will help give you fresher, cleaner air.
2. Change Your Air Filter
Air filters are designed to capture and prevent pollutants and allergens from entering your home. For the most part, air filters are very effective at their job. However, if you neglect to change your air filter, they stop working as efficiently as they’re supposed to. As air filters become clogged, all types of pollutants can enter your home.
For the cleanest air, be sure you change your air filters at least once a month. This will help to ensure that your air stays fresh and your AC is running efficiently.
3. Add a UV Light to Your Air Handler
Air handlers are located in dark, damp, cold parts of your home. This makes them the ideal growing area for all types of bacteria. When bacteria grow here, it gets blown throughout the entire home.
When you add an Ultraviolet (UV) light to your air handler, it instantly starts fighting the germs, bacteria and other organic growths. It does this by attacking the molecular bonds, killing and preventing the growth of bacteria. When you install a UV light to your AC system, you’ll have noticeably cleaner air.
Purify Your Home’s Air Today
Do you want to improve your home’s IAQ? Then call Complete Air Mechanical today! Our team of highly trained HVAC professionals has all the skills needed to keep your air clean and safe. Just give us a call today or go online to schedule your appointment today.