Start the New Year With Healthy Indoor Air Quality
Like most homeowners in Denver, North Carolina, you’ve likely made a few New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Do you plan to lose weight, quit smoking or read more? That’s great! If you want to improve your health even more, though, you should also clean your home’s air. Here’s how to create healthy indoor air quality in your home this year:
Decorate Your Home With Plants
NASA conducted a study in 1989 to determine which plants worked best for filtering air inside their space stations. In addition to releasing oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, these air-filtering plants also help eliminate large amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, all of which are harmful to your health. To create healthy indoor air quality in your home, it’s best to place at least one of these plants per 100 square feet of space within your home:
- Bamboo Palm*
- English Ivy
- Florist’s Chrysanthemum
- Peace Lily
- Red-Edged Dracaena
*This is a non-toxic plant that’s especially good for homeowners with pets.
Schedule Aeroseal Duct Sealing
If your home has a forced-air HVAC system, it’s important to make sure your ducts are properly sealed. Otherwise, you risk increasing your energy bills and deteriorating your indoor air quality. While the former hurts your pockets, the latter impacts your health by increasing the amount of dirt and dust that sneaks inside your home.
Unfortunately, most HVAC contractors who offer duct sealing services perform a poor job. They use paste and tape to seal ductwork. As a result, you’re left with minimal protection against internal leaks and external pollutants. At Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning, we use Aeroseal duct sealing products for maximized protection against both.
Invest In a Quality Air Cleaner
A high-quality air cleaner adds an extra level of protection against poor indoor quality. Setting a standard in healthy indoor air quality, the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner removes up to 99.98% of airborne pollutants in your home.
If you want healthy indoor air quality in 2018, let the service technicians at Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning help. Contact us today at (704) 285-1070 to learn more about our indoor air quality services and solutions.
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