Easy Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Winter in Pennsylvania can be hard. On top of frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall, ice, and wind, we also have to deal with viruses and other uncomfortable health symptoms caused by cold weather like dry skin, sore throats, and itchy eyes. Now that we are all spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home’s indoor air is healthy and comfortable.

Here are some easy things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality during the coldest months of the year in Central Pennsylvania.

Top 4 Indoor Air Quality Improvement Tips for PA

1. Add houseplants.

Did you know that some houseplants are known to reduce airborne toxins? Air-filtering plants such as Peace Lilies and English Ivy can be a great addition to naturally improve your air and brighten your living space. Just be mindful if you have pets and ask your veterinarian which plants are safe for your four-legged buddies.

2. Invest in an indoor air purifier.

Indoor air quality technology is more advanced than ever before. There are several kinds of air quality systems that can help your family breathe easier. In-duct air purifiers can be added to homes with forced-air heating and A/C systems that use ductwork. These provide quiet and invisible air treatment cleaning your air of pollutants, allergens, and airborne particles as air circulates through your home. If your home doesn’t have ductwork, you can use a ductless air filtration system. These systems are sleek and unobtrusive and work to clean the air throughout your home.

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3. Stay on top of chores.

Dusting and vacuuming on a regular basis will help to reduce mold, dust, pollen, and dander. It’s also a good idea to steam clean rugs and wash window treatments seasonally.

4. Check humidity levels.

When your heating system is running regularly, your home’s air gets dried out. This is what causes itchy eyes, dry skin, scratchy throats, and other problems. Using a humidifier can help reduce these issues, but just make sure you don’t go overboard and make the air too moist. Too much moisture will cause mold and other allergens to grow. We recommend keeping your home at a 30%–35% humidity level.

Eshenaurs: Central PA’s Indoor Air Quality Specialists

Need help with your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ)? Eshenaurs is pleased to install in-duct and ductless air purifiers and filtration systems for homes and businesses in Central Pennsylvania. We also offer humidifiers and dehumidifiers and are available to help assess which equipment would be best for your specific property. Contact us online to get a free indoor air quality consultation or call (717) 236-5031 today!