4 Products That Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on Nov 8 2019 - 8:07am by Editorial Staff

No matter how beautiful your home may be, you will never be 100% comfortable if you have poor air quality. Improving your air quality can help you get better sleep, ward off allergens and toxins, balance humidity, eliminate bad odors, and much more. However, many people do not realize how bad their air quality is until they take steps to improve it.  Here are four ways that you can improve your indoor air quality today. 

House Plants

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One of the best methods of improving your air quality is by purchasing house plants. This is because house plants can absorb carbon dioxide while also helping to purify the air by filtering out common volatile compounds (VOC’s). However, not all house plants are created equal and some of them are much more useful for improving air quality than others. Some of the best house plants to purchase are:

  • Peace Lilies 
  • English Ivies
  • Chinese Evergreens
  • Warneck Dracaenas
  • Weeping Figs
  • Golden Pothos
  • And more

Ultraviolet Germicidal Lights

Installing ultraviolet germicidal lights into the HVAC air ducts will help clean your household air as it flows. These lights produce a short-wavelength light that can help kill genetic material in the nucleus of the cells of hazardous materials like viruses, mold, bacteria, and more. They also prevent existing cells from reproducing, effectively helping to eliminate issues within your home.

Beeswax Candles

Beeswax candles are another fantastic product that helps to improve your home’s indoor air quality. These candles release negative ions that counteract the positive charges contained within pollutants like dust, dirt, and pollen which, as a result, improves indoor air quality. Burning beeswax candles causes negative ions to be released to bind with toxins. These candles are also 100% natural, make your home smell better, last longer, and are less likely to produce additional chemicals and pollutants than traditional candles. 

Air Purifiers

Lastly, air purifiers can help improve your indoor air quality by trapping the vast majority of airborne toxins and other hazardous substances that may be present in your air. Substances like dust, mold spores, pollen, pet dander, smoke odor, and many others, can be removed from your air with the help of a high-quality air purifier. However, not all air purifiers are created equal. As with all consumer products, there are both poor-quality and high-quality options on the market. Be sure to check the reviews and thoroughly research your air purifiers before purchasing.  Although there are plenty of products you can purchase to help purify your indoor air quality, none of these are as effective as soliciting the services of a reputable HVAC specialist. Rather than simply installing a new product, an HVAC specialist has the ability to assess your overall system. They will help you to determine your home’s air quality, and recommend the necessary products and services to make immediate improvements. Additionally, they can also advise you about how often you should service your HVAC system in order to optimize your indoor air quality, and prevent any future problems.

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