Maintaining Indoor Air Quality

Jun 18, 2018

Most people don’t think about maintaining indoor air quality, however, most studies show that most homes today, especially those in climates where they remained closed up for most of the year because of excessive heat, can have air quality that is worse than outside air. Maintaining good air quality in your Brisbane area home is easier than you think. Following are tips to help relieve indoor air pollution.

Bring Nature Indoors

The benefits of growing houseplants cannot be overstated. Houseplants clean the air because they actually breathe, taking in carbon dioxide and breathing out oxygen. Bring plants into your home to create a symbiotic relationship that filters the air, creates fresh oxygen and beautifies your home.

Plants you may want to consider are:

  • Aloe as its leaves will show an abundance of brown spots when harmful chemicals are in the air
  • English Ivy, which is great for filtering formaldehyde
  • Rubber Trees clean the air, thrive in poor lighting, require minimal car and efficiently remove toxins rom the air
  • Snake plant releases oxygen during the night and doesn’t need much water or light
  • Bamboo Palm is effective at removing benzene and trichloroethylene from the air
  • Red-Edged Draceaena, great for adding flair to your home, this plant also cleans a variety of toxins from the air

Open the Windows and Clean the Floors

If you have a newer home, it will not breathe well as air tightness recirculates the same air over and over, which presents a real problem for indoor air quality. Open the windows to let fresh air into your home. By keeping the floors clean and utilising doormats, you will remove particles that will eventually end up in the air.

Turn Your Blower On

One of the best things you can do for air quality is to occasionally turn your air conditioner blower on. This does not mean that you turn the cooling system on. By turning the blower on, you circulate the air in your home, through the intake and back through your home’s supply ducts.

Keep Your System Clean

Make sure your air conditioning system is serviced annually by Intagas. If your system isn’t working optimally, it won’t clean the air inside your home. Make sure to change the filter regularly too. A dirty system can cause additional problems or even stop your air conditioning from working altogether. Contact us for maintenance service.

Contact Mick on 0435 579 094 or send a quick email.

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