Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
August 17, 2020
August is usually a great time for a last-minute trip to the beach before school begins, or the perfect month for a vacation to a cooler climate. This time last year, maybe you were taking advantage of the longer daylight hours to meet friends after work for happy hour or dinner. The hotter days made an evening in a delightfully cool theater or concert venue even more inviting. The year 2020 has certainly proven to be different! Many of us not only miss vacations and evenings out, we spend our entire workday at home as well.
We wanted to share a few ways we’ve discovered to make your home environment as pleasant as possible by improving your air quality:
Prevent dust infiltration, avoid moisture buildup, and eliminate hot and cold spots by upgrading your ductwork.
Harvard Health offers a roundup of simple solutions for indoor air quality such as using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter and investing in an air purifier to remove bacteria, pollen, animal dander, and other pollutants from your home.
Change your HVAC filters on schedule, and don’t forget about other air filters. Regularly inspect and replace or maintain your vacuum cleaners, clothes dryer, and kitchen vents, too.
HGTV recommends 20 plants that aid in the removal of indoor pollutants and add oxygen, including English ivy, bamboo palm, and Gerbera daisies.
Of course, the biggest question on everyone’s mind is how to keep your home safe from viruses. Tests from the CDC have shown that the REME HALO in-duct air purifier is 99% effective at eliminating airborne viruses. Find out more here or give us a call at 901-362-1881.