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How To Have Healthier Air At Home

May 24, 2022 | Blog

Clean air is not a household necessity- it’s a human necessity! Indoor air can become polluted by several factors. If not fixed, unclean household air can negatively impact your health.

However, homeowners can easily keep their household air clean! The Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing team has compiled a guide to help maintain healthy and breathable air in your home.

Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

The air inside of a household can be compromised, regardless of how clean it may be. Understanding the sources of poor air quality is beneficial to your health and can help prevent indoor air pollution.


Pollutants can compromise indoor air quality, making it unhealthy for homeowners to breathe in. Some oxygen contaminates are:

  • Particulates (dust, dander, etc.)
  • Tobacco products
  • Combustion appliances (furnaces, gas water heaters, etc.)
  • Excess moisture
  • Mold
  • Pesticides

You do not need to avoid coming into contact with these sources at all costs. However, excessively breathing in these pollutants can be hazardous to your health.

Insufficient Ventilation

Outdoor air filters out pollutants when they enter your home. However, they can accumulate in your household if the ventilation is not suitable. Inadequate ventilation can be fixed with the help of professional AC maintenance.

Colder Temperatures

The quality of air usually worsens in the Winter, especially in heavily populated areas. Higher levels of air pollution are prone to cause illnesses, such as influenza. Flu season affects many people, and poor indoor air quality does not help combat such sicknesses.

Easy Ways to Keep Indoor Air Clean

Invest in an Air Purifier

Air purifiers clean your household air by removing contaminants, such as pollen, dust, and dander. Household air is cycled into the device and released back into the household once particulates have filtered out.

In-duct air purifiers (installed in a household’s existing ductwork) help reduce airborne contaminants. REME HALO is a well-known brand and can only be installed by a professional AC technician.

Change Air Filters Regularly

Air filters reduce the number of bacteria and particulates in your home. However, the filters become full and cannot clean household air as thoroughly. You should check your air filter once a month to ensure it has not become full and works efficiently.

Clean Carpets and Rugs

Carpets and rugs trap particulates in their fibers. Occasionally, these contaminants can cause allergies and other illnesses. Regularly vacuuming these surfaces combats sicknesses and maintains clean air.

Purchase Indoor Plants

Although they make for excellent home decor, plants create oxygen and remove toxins from the air. Snake plants and moth orchids are great for air purification and do not require frequent watering.

Groom Pets Regularly

An excessive amount of pet dander can cause respiratory problems. Since pet dander is microscopic, it can easily stick to furniture and remains in the air for long periods. Grooming animals can reduce the pet dander in your home and keep your air clean.

HVAC Maintenance and Inspections

If you have doubts about your HVAC system’s functionality, contact a professional for a thorough unit inspection. Inspections ensure that your system maintains the proper airflow and humidity levels inside your home.

Find a Solution Today!

At Brown Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we prioritize your safety! Our company offers numerous air quality services, including FREE air quality testing. If you have any concerns about your home’s air quality, contact us today to discuss your next steps!

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