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April's Guide to Excellent Indoor Air Quality

A Spring Guide to Indoor Air Quality

Spring is here, which means it’s time for spring cleaning. Prioritize indoor air quality as part of the spring cleaning list this year. Indoor air quality is important because pollen, allergens, and other pollutants can make their way into indoor living spaces.

Indoor air quality factors into people’s health and wellness, so this spring, help everyone in your home breathe easier with just a few tips from professionals. 

The Plethora of Plants that Can Help Clean Indoor Air

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Carbon monoxide. Benzene. Formaldehyde. Carbon dioxide. These substances can be harmful to humans if too much is present in the air. Having many house plants can help purify some of these pollutants from the air and release oxygen instead. 

While all plants filter some air, some are better for specific compounds than others. If a homeowner has a particular area of concern, they should research to make sure they are choosing the correct plant for the job. The list below contains plants that can be used for their filtration properties:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Chrysanthemum
  • English Ivy
  • Ficus
  • Lemon Button Fern
  • Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
  • Peace Lily
  • Rubber Tree
  • Spider Plant
  • Weeping Fig
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Air Purification Through Mechanical Means

Almost every salesperson believes they have some way to purify the air, whether it is through salt lamps or essential oils. Each person must decide what works best for their home. The ones that this article discusses will be the type that works mechanically or by plugging them in.

  • Air Scrubbers: Air scrubbers are multi-level filters attached to a home’s HVAC system. They clean the air for the entire house.
  • HEPA Filters: Many room air purifiers use what are known as HEPA filters or high-efficiency particulate air filters. These are excellent for a bedroom of a person who suffers from asthma or allergies.
  • Ion Filters: These single room filters pull particulate matter from the air through the attractive power of static electricity. They are great for house dust particles.
  • UV Filters: If a homeowner is more concerned about germs, then an ultraviolet light filter is the way to go. It sanitizes air by killing germs but can do nothing for particulate pollution. It is often the case that UV and ion filters are paired together.

 

Regularly Scheduled AC Maintenance

If a home is clean, but an air conditioning system is not, the house will not stay clean for very long. The cleaner the AC, the easier it is to maintain a clean, dust-free living environment because dust and other particles will travel from the unclean AC unit. The best way to do this is to have professional AC maintenance done on a biannual basis. A professional HVAC technician will come and clean the unit, change the air filter, clean the air ducts, and ensure all of the parts are working properly and nothing needs to be serviced or replaced. 

About Method Air

Method Air has served its neighbors in the Draper, UT area since 2008. Equipped with fully-stocked trucks, their background-checked technicians will be prompt, professional, and won’t leave a mess. They offer transparent pricing, free estimates, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call them today for indoor air quality services in Draper, UT.