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3 Effective Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

The indoor air quality in your Brandon, FL home is vital to maintaining proper health. Eye, ear, nose, and throat issues, poor concentration, and headaches can all be caused by lack of adequate air quality. Long-term exposure to some sources of indoor pollutants can cause more serious health problems such as lung disease and cancer.

The good news is that it is relatively simple to maintain good air quality in your home or office. HVAC maintenance and IAQ products will help you breathe easier.

Invest in HVAC Maintenance

Indoor air is filtered through the HVAC system in your home. Outdoor air from the HVAC system, including irritants and contaminants, can remain in your home without proper system maintenance. Filters, coils, and ducts need to be cleaned regularly to prevent indoor contaminants from lingering.

Clean Upholstery and Carpets Regularly

Regularly vacuum your carpets and upholstery with a vacuum fitted with a HEPA filter. Ensure you dust before vacuuming. The HEPA filter in the vacuum will recapture contaminants that are thrown around by the vacuum, preventing them from landing back on surfaces as you clean. Have your carpets and upholstery professionally cleaned on a regular basis to maximize your indoor air quality and to protect your investments.

Buy an Air Purifier

Add plants or an electrical air purifier to filter contaminants from the air in your home. Gasses and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are found in carpets, upholstery, furniture, cosmetics, air softeners, and some carpet cleaners. They’re absorbed through the leaves and roots of many indoor plants. Ultraviolet mechanical air purifiers with HEPA filters are also a good solution for removing these contaminants as well as dust, bacteria, and viruses that your HVAC filter may not catch.

If you or a member of your family have been having any chronic health issues, it may be time to look at the quality of your indoor air. Maintain your HVAC system, dust and vacuum all surfaces regularly, and invest in an air purifier. To learn more about maintaining your indoor air, call Nuccio Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today.

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