5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Improving your indoor air quality is super important for keeping you and your family healthy and comfortable in your home. Think about it like making sure the water you drink is clean. But instead of water, we’re talking about the air you breathe. So, here are five awesome tips from Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, your trusted HVAC company, to help you breathe easier and make the air in your home as fresh as a beautiful day outside.

Kotz has been serving the Waterford, MI area with the highest quality of products and services since 1927, including a variety of indoor air quality improvement solutions that meet your needs and budget. 

How Can You Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

1. Keep It Clean: First up, keeping your house clean is a big deal for good air. Dust and pet hair    can make the air yucky. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter to trap all the tiny particles you can’t see. Mopping the floors after vacuuming can catch any dust that was missed. Also, cleaning your bedding, curtains, and any fabric furniture regularly will help a lot. It’s like giving your house a good bath!

2. Change Your Filters: Now, let’s talk about your HVAC system, which is like the lungs of your house. It breathes in and out, pulling in air and pushing it back out. The filters in your HVAC system catch all sorts of dust and dirt from the air. But if they get too dirty, they can’t do their job right. So, changing your filters regularly (at least every three months) is like giving your house a new set of lungs. Clean filters mean cleaner air.

Changing air filters is included in Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s Red Carpet Maintenance Program. You get comprehensive care for your heating and cooling. Kotz also offers plumbing maintenance! With Kotz, you can have complete confidence that your home comfort systems are operating efficiently and in their best condition.

3. Let Fresh Air In: Sometimes, the simplest thing you can do is just open the windows. Letting fresh air in helps push out the stale air that’s been sitting around. It’s like opening the door to let a cool breeze come into a stuffy room. But, if the pollen count is high or it’s super smoggy outside, it might be better to keep them closed, especially if you have allergies.

Kotz offers a variety of air purification systems to ensure your indoor environment is healthy and pure. Contact our knowledgeable and courteous staff to learn more.

4. Use Cooking Vents: Cooking can make the air in your house not so great, especially if you’re frying stuff or cooking with strong spices. Using your kitchen vents or opening a window when you cook can help keep those smells and bits of smoke from hanging around. You don’t want the smell of fish hanging around for sure, but beware. The fresh air of opened windows sounds great, but if your respiratory system is compromised due to allergies or other health concerns, opt for an indoor air quality solution from Kotz instead.

5. Indoor Plants: Finally, some houseplants can help clean the air. Plants are nature’s air purifiers. They take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen, and some can even grab onto harmful chemicals in the air and break them down. But do your research. it’s important to know which plants are safe to keep around, especially if you have pets, because some plants can be harmful to them.

What’s the End Game?

Improving the air quality inside your house doesn’t have to be super hard or expensive. Simple things like keeping your place clean, changing HVAC filters, letting fresh air in, using kitchen vents, and having some friendly plants around can make a big difference. By following these tips, you’ll help make sure that the air in your home is as fresh and clean as it can be, making it a healthier, happier place for you and your family.

Contact a Comfort Specialist at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing for a no-cost consultation to have your indoor air quality assessed to learn if you need help with too little or too much humidity or other harmful contaminants in your air.