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The indoor air quality within your Jacksonville, Florida, home can play a big role in how your family members feel. Poor indoor air quality can cause health symptoms, including congestion, sore throats and headaches. Protect your loved ones by monitoring the indoor air quality and keeping it safe to breathe. Here are three ways to boost IAQ in your home:

Use Air Cleaning and Purification

When your IAQ is poor, it’s important to start at the source: your home’s HVAC system. The heating and cooling system pulls and re-circulates air in your house up to seven times per day. It’s important to make sure that the ducts are clean and able to move that air to various rooms of the home. When the ducts clog with dirt, dust, pet hair, dander, pollen and other contaminants, those particles will circulate in your home every time you run the HVAC system. Regular duct cleaning can eliminate allergens from your ducts and keep the air flowing properly.

Adding an air purifier to your HVAC system can also provide clean air throughout the entire home. These units can remove up to 99 percent of contaminants, helping you to breathe healthier air.

Reduce Use of Certain Products

Certain products can also cause poor IAQ. Some examples include adhesives, paint and cleaning products. Check the label and make sure everything you use in your home is safe. Consider using eco-friendly alternatives to prevent volatile organic compounds from spreading.

Place More Plants Around Your Home

One of the quickest and easiest ways to boost indoor air quality is to add a few more houseplants. Certain plants have natural filtration systems that can remove pollutants from the air you breathe. An added benefit of plants is their natural ability to brighten a space. When you’re shopping for plants, look for peace lilies, golden pothos or gerbera daisies. These are known to have purifying effects on your indoor air.

At Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating, we offer a variety of IAQ solutions. Contact us today at 904-222-8411 to learn more. We’re here to help clean the air you breathe inside your home.

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