HVAC TipsYoung woman turning on her air conditioning in a living room full of plants

Indoor air quality can impact the health of your home and family. Use these six tips to help improve the air quality in your home and increase fresh air while reducing harmful allergens, bacteria and dust. 

1. Change Your Air Filters

The air filter in your HVAC system is the first line of defense against poor air quality, working hard to filter out contaminants as air circulates through the unit. We recommend changing your air filter every 1-3 months to prevent a dirty and clogged filter. Alternatively, schedule seasonal maintenance, so you don’t have to keep track of when to replace the filter.

2. Buy More Indoor Plants 

If you love houseplants, we’ve got good news for you – go out and buy some more because indoor plants are proven to clean the air in your home naturally. Opposite to humans and animals, plants breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen, creating fresh air for your home.

3. Reduce Household Humidity

While it’s normal for everyday activities such as cooking and showering to increase household humidity, high levels can encourage the growth of bacteria and mould. Manage indoor humidity with a Carrier whole-home dehumidifier or a portable dehumidifier. 

4. Increase Your Air Circulation & Ventilation 

Turn on your furnace air blower to effectively circulate air in your home. Decrease stale air naturally by cracking open your windows for a couple of minutes each day. Use your cooking vents when cooking to help filter out harmful air and consider running your bathroom exhaust fan as much as possible. 

5. Clean Floors & Surfaces Regularly

Vacuum your floors weekly to help remove dirt and dust before it ends up in the air. A mop can help remove any stubborn dirt if you have bare floors. When dusting surfaces, use a damp cloth to capture more particles. 

6. Invest in an Air Purifier 

Air purifiers have many benefits, from easing respiratory conditions to reducing dust and extending the life of your HVAC system. A Carrier Air Purifier can remove up to 95% of airborne particles, which makes this an ideal solution for family members who suffer from asthma or allergies. 

Contact the experts at Hargrave Heating & Cooling to find out how you can improve your indoor air quality with quality Carrier products today!