4 Ways to Improve Winter IAQ

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is not something you might think about each day, but considering its significance, it should be given more priority. If you have poor IAQ in your Chicago home, you may experience persistent allergy symptoms like itchy eyes, a runny nose, and frequent headaches. Poor air quality can also make you more susceptible to the many illnesses that go around during this season. Clean up your home and your air with these tips for better winter IAQ and improved home comfort.

Add Potted Plants

Indoor plants are an all-natural way to clean your indoor air. Certain plants can filter harmful chemicals from the air including benzene, trichloroethylene, ammonia, xylene, and formaldehyde. Some of the best options for cleaning up your air include Boston fern, English ivy, spider plants, peace lily, Chinese evergreen, and bamboo.

Install an Air Cleaner

Indoor air quality products like UV lamps, can remove mold, bacteria, and viruses from the air. Ventilators will draw fresh air in from outside to battle the irritation you experience when dirty air circulates continuously throughout the house. Consult with your HVAC technician to find the best system for your home environment.

Clean Naturally

Cleaning up your house is a great way to get rid of dust mites, dander, mold, and mildew. However, if you are using the wrong products, the very act of cleaning your home can make things worse. Stay away from chemical-laden products and opt instead for a natural cleanser. You can make many simple cleaners yourself with vinegar, dish soap, and lemon juice. If you prefer a commercial product, just choose something that is natural and non-toxic to keep your air clean.

Change Your Filters

Change or clean your HVAC air filter as needed. A dirty air filter restricts airflow and can affect air quality and the performance of your heating system.

For more help with improving indoor air quality in your home, contact Hollub Heating, Inc. at (312) 829-8000. We can help you to improve your indoor air quality for a fresh and comfortable home.

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