It's estimated that the average American spends 87 percent of their time indoors. As a result, it's important to ensure that you have the best indoor air quality. Without it, you're susceptible to illnesses like colds, nosebleeds, bronchitis and more. Instead of taking a chance with your health in your Richmond, Virginia, home, take these steps to improve your indoor air quality.
Get Some Houseplants
Many household cleaners and fragrances contain volatile organic compounds that rob your home of clean air. Studies by NASA have shown that houseplants can significantly reduce harmful airborne contaminants, making them a beneficial addition to your home.
Even a single plant can help your family breathe easier. The more you buy, the better your home's air quality. Buying a Boston fern, spider plant or aloe vera helps significantly reduce the amount of VOCs in your home.
Consider an Air Cleaning Unit
If you have a ton of houseplants but you still aren't convinced your air is cleaner, it's time to consider another solution. Air cleaners, air purifiers, humidifiers and dehumidifiers are all effective at improving your home's air quality.
Air purifiers remove excess contaminants from the air. Air cleaners kill bacteria and viruses that may lurk in your ductwork. Humidifiers and dehumidifiers help to maintain the proper relative humidity, regardless of the outside temperature or humidity. In most homes, relative humidity should reach 30 to 50 percent. With these units, you can keep the air moist enough for improved health.
No matter how you decide to improve the air quality in your home, know that Air Excellence has your back. As a Trane Authorized Dealer, we can install indoor air quality products that will keep you healthy throughout the year When you decide to buy an indoor air quality unit, contact us at 804-885-3888 for assistance.
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