There’s nothing worse than coming home and breathing stale, stuffy air. A house full of low-quality air can lead to a variety of issues, including allergic reactions and health issues such as sinus congestion and chronic coughing. If your home is suffering from poor indoor air quality, Rusk Heating & Cooling has outlined several steps that you can take to improve the air quality within your home.

Add Houseplants

In a closed environment, houseplants can eliminate volatile organic compounds, which can lead to a variety of health issues after prolonged exposure. Visit your favorite gardening store to find the best houseplants for cleaning the air in your home. Not only can they help improve indoor air quality, but they’ll also add beauty to the home.

Thoroughly Clean Your Home

It is important to clean your home frequently to remove household dust from carpets and other surfaces. Pet hair and dander, in particular, can heavily accumulate throughout the home and worsen allergy symptoms and other health issues.

If your home has an odor, then you should clean it thoroughly, including washing the walls, floors and ceilings. If issues persist after the home has been cleaned thoroughly, move on to the following steps below.

Open the Windows Occasionally

While many homeowners typically rely on climate control, opening the windows and letting fresh air in on a nice can help to relieve many issues. Fresh air helps to eliminate odors and can even improve air quality. Opening the windows at least once per week can help you see results and quickly improve indoor air quality.

Change Your Air Filter

The filters within a furnace or AC pull dust, dirt, pet dander, and other pollutants out of the air before it is distributed throughout the home. These filters should be replaced every 1-2 months to improve airflow and keep your air supply healthy. If they’re not replaced on time, pollutants can re-enter your air supply and lead to indoor air pollution.

If you’ve noticed a sudden decline in indoor air quality, check your HVAC system’s air filters. It’s possible that they need to be replaced, and doing so can quickly improve indoor air quality.

Install a Whole-Home Air Purifier

If you want to have the cleanest air in your home, you should install an air purification system. Whole-home air purifiers from Rusk can be attached directly to your home’s HVAC system to neutralize indoor air pollutants as they pass through your vents. This simple installation means that you won’t need to install an entirely new HVAC system in order to improve indoor air quality.

Contact Rusk Heating & Cooling Today

Just as important as the temperature of your indoor air is its quality. If your home is currently experiencing poor air quality, improving indoor air quality should be your number-one priority. The team at Rusk Heating & Cooling understands this, which is why we’ll help in any way that we can.

Residents of Northern Kentucky and the Greater Cincinnati area can count on Rusk with all of their home’s indoor air quality needs. Reach out to our team today to schedule an appointment for installation.