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Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve Indoor Air Quality

The air in your Deltona home may be more polluted than the air outside. Many materials used in building your home may be polluting the air. Common household cleaning agents compound the problem. Even the furniture that you are sitting on can dirty the air in your home. The result is that the air in your home may be making you and your family sick. While it is impossible to remove all the pollutants altogether, there are steps that you can take to improve the air quality inside your home.  

Grow Plants

Many plants can help clean the air in your home. According to a study from NASA, one of the most useful plants to clean the air is bamboo plants, but there are other great options. You may want to consider growing a Chinese evergreen tree in a pot in the corner of your home or plant an English Ivy in a hanging basket. Regardless of which plant you choose, they will take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen for your family to breathe.  

Turn Your Blower On

Set your air conditioner's fan to run continually. You may save a little on your utility bill, and your family will enjoy better indoor air quality. Continuously running the fan allows the system to pull in fresh air from the outside. This simple step stops the process of constantly recycling the dirty air that is already in your home. It will also help to keep temperatures in your home more even.  

Replace Your Air Conditioner's Filter

Your air conditioner's filter is designed to completely recycle the air in your home many times each day. When it works effectively, it removes many pollutants from the air. When it gets dirty, however, it stops working effectively. Check your manufacturer's directions to see how often you need to replace your filter. Marking the date you need to replace it on a calendar, setting a reminder on your phone or using your home assistant to automatically order a filter can all be effective ways to remind yourself to replace it on time.  

Get a Professional Inspection

You should call a professional air conditioning expert, like Renown Air Conditioning and Heating, to inspect the ductwork in your home. Broken or missing ductwork allows pollutants to build up in your home. Improper ductwork is especially problematic in newer homes.  They are usually extremely airtight, so it can be hard for fresh air to enter your home when the ductwork is not working correctly.  

When you need AC repair in Deltona, call Renown Air Conditioning and Heating. These professionals can also make recommendations to improve the air quality in your home while completing AC repair in Deltona work. They even offer emergency and same day service so that you stay cool in Florida's blazing summer heat.