According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is a top-five threat to public health. While residents in Marshville, North Carolina, are far enough away from Charlotte to avoid toxic city pollution, your home isn’t free from harmful particles. To breathe easy and sleep better, take these steps to freshen your indoor air quality this fall.
Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter
When it comes to HVAC maintenance, you should leave it to the professionals. But there are a few tasks you can safely complete on your own, one of which includes changing your HVAC system’s air filter. To prevent particles from entering your heating system and invading your home this fall, check your filter monthly and change it as needed.
Place These Plants Around Your Home
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted a study in the 1980s to determine which plants were best at cleaning air. The agency found that some common indoor plants naturally remove toxic agents from the air. To clean your home’s air efficiently, place at least one of these plants per 100 square feet of space:
- Bamboo palm
- Boston fern
- English ivy*
- Peace lily*
- Spider plant
*These plants are toxic, so opt for non-toxic plants if you have furry friends in your home.
Invest in Indoor Air Quality Solutions
Technology has come a long way over the last few decades, and HVAC products have benefited greatly from the advancements. Here are a few of the most effective indoor air quality solutions available on the market today:
- Air cleaners and air purifiers
- Air filtration systems
- Energy recovery ventilators
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
- UV germicidal lights
Your home should feel like a safe haven from the outside world. To prevent indoor pollution and protect your family’s health, contact Byrum Heating & AC, Inc. at (704) 842-3326 for more information about the IAQ solutions we offer.