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Breathe Easy with Improved Indoor Air Quality
February 10, 2020
At Holliston Oil Service, we want you to breathe easy this winter with our tips on how to improve your indoor air quality. We’re here to help our MetroWest area customers reduce indoor allergens that could potentially trigger respiratory problems. Read on to get all of the details.
How to Improve Your Air Quality in 5 Steps:
1. Clean your home regularly.
Make sure to dust and vacuum on a regular basis to help reduce dust, mold, pollen, and dander in your home. You may also want to steam clean carpets and wash window curtains seasonally to remove any allergens. The cleaner your house, the healthier you’ll be.
2. Let in fresh air.
It’s important, even during the cold months, to open windows from time to time and allow fresh air to move throughout the house. This is a great way to air out your home and move any potential air contaminants out.
3. Add some plants.
Why not try adding some plants to your home decor? Air-filtering plants such as English ivy, spider plants, and aloe vera can help reduce airborne toxins for improved indoor air quality. It’s important to do some research, or ask your local florist or vet, to make sure the plants you choose are safe to have in your home.
4. Keep an eye on humidity levels.
When it’s cold outside, we tend to have the heat running frequently, which can cause the air to dry out. This leads to dry skin, sore throats, and a host of other issues as well. Running a humidifier will help combat these problems, but be sure to pay attention to humidity levels. Keep humidity levels in the 30%–35% range to stay comfortable and healthy.
5. Change your HVAC filters.
HVAC filters are constantly working to remove dust and debris from air that passes through vents, which leads to filters becoming dirty very quickly. Having a certified HVAC technician clean or replace your filter, which is part of our annual heating system tune-up, allows clean air to filter through properly for improved air quality.