5 Tips To Improve Indoor Air Quality

September 4, 2019
Posted in: Homeowner Tips

Nobody wants to be breathing dirty and dust-infested air. So when it comes to indoor air quality, we know that you’d do everything you can to ensure the best air quality for your home. Thankfully, this is easier to achieve than you may think. There are many easy and low cost things that you can do to ensure great indoor air quality. Here are 5 easy things that you can do today to achieve this:

Bring Nature Indoors

Plants truly do detoxify the air we breathe and they should never be overlooked. Allow these kinds of houseplants to take in your carbon dioxide and release oxygen instead:

– Aloe plant (doubles as a great post-sun skin salve afterwards)
– Snake plants (require little attention and hardly need any water or light at all)
– Rubber plants
– English Ivy
– Pothos (requires little attention)

Open A Window And Keep Your House Clean

Homes circulate and then recirculate the same air over and over and over again. This doesn’t allow for fresh air to come into your home. If your home is dusty, this dust gets circulated into the already stale air. Simply ensuring a clean home and periodically opening a window is an easy fix to this as it eliminates dust and particles that would’ve ended up in the air and supplies your home with fresh air.

Change Your Air Filters As Recommended

Your HVAC system comes with a guideline on how to keep it functioning as intended. Be sure to follow these guidelines, specifically when it comes to your air filter. Ignoring your air filter’s necessary change dates will inevitably lead to dust, dirt, and other particles in your air.

Install and Monitor Carbon Monoxide Levels

As we all know, carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless, toxic, and deadly substance that develops in your home when gas is burnt but not dealt with appropriately. To ensure good air quality in your home, make it a top priority to install a carbon monoxide detector so that you and your family can breathe freely.

Have Your Home Checked By An HVAC Technician Annually

If you have done everything that you can to help your air quality but are still concerned, call in a professional. At Taunton Trades, we can preform air quality tests and system check ups to be sure that your HVAC system is working as intended. Our experienced and highly knowledgeable professionals will do this to get you the best air quality possible.

If your HVAC unit needs attention or if you’re interested in checking or improving your indoor air quality, contact us today at 905-493-4227 or


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