6 Steps to Improving Indoor Air Quality

Oct 26, 2020

As the weather becomes colder and flu season begins, many people begin to spend more time indoors. However, this year, spending time indoors is already a trend. Keeping your air cleaner can prevent or lessen your seasonal ailments while helping to keep you better protected from the current pandemic. How do you promote clean indoor air? Here are 5 steps, both big and small, that you can take to improve your indoor air quality.

Air Quality Step 1: Air Purification Unit

Investing in an air purifier is one of the biggest steps you can take towards clean indoor air. There are a variety of different air purification systems and methods to consider (read our full air purifier guide here). Our professional recommendation is the needle-point bi-polar ionization method of air cleaning. This innovative solution comprehensively addresses air quality concerns. Unlike other units, these systems are highly safe, low-maintenance, and highly effective. Needle-point bi-polar ionization neutralizes viruses, bacteria, mold, pathogens, smoke, and allergens. Here at Newcomb and Company, we install iWave needle-point bi-polar ionization units directly into your HVAC system, giving you peace of mind and continuous clean air.

Air Quality Step 2: Indoor Plants and Air Quality

While there is some debate about whether or not plants improve indoor air quality, research seems to suggest that it can. A study done by NASA revealed that the plant soil and roots first filters out air contaminants, followed by the plant itself. While it cannot replace professional indoor air quality solutions, plants can help remove extra CO2 and air contaminants. The trouble then becomes keeping your new plants alive, to which we can only wish you the best of luck.

Air Quality Step 3: Plumbing and Humidity Control

Mold growth negatively impacts your home’s air quality, as these particles affect your respiratory and immune systems. Plumbing leaks and high home humidity can foster mold growth. You can prevent mold and keep your indoor air healthy by keeping an eye on your plumbing system, having leaks detected and repaired early, and keeping your home’s humidity regulated.

Air Quality Step 4: Duct Cleaning

You may be familiar with the role that your ductwork plays in distributing air throughout your home. Over time, your ductwork can collect particles, dirt, and dust, which is then kicked up by your HVAC airflow. While your air filters work to catch some of these contaminants, you should have your ducts professionally cleaned once every 2-5 years to keep your air protected.

Air Quality Step 5: Clean Homes and Fresh Air

Keeping your home clean is a key way to boost your indoor air quality. When you allow dust and dirt to gather in your home, these particles can continually circulate throughout your air. Regularly dusting, sweeping, and vacuuming can trap and remove these unwanted particles from your home.

Air Quality Step 6: Air Filter Changes

Your HVAC’s air filters trap contaminants found in your air. Air filters need regular changing because they can become clogged, making them less effective and causing strain on your HVAC system. Regular air filter changes can help keep your air cleaner. Air filter changes and other air quality-boosting services are completed during your routine HVAC maintenance visit.

Newcomb and Company | Local Air Purifier Installation

The professionals at Newcomb and Company are committed to helping local homes and communities breathe cleaner air. Whether you need a duct cleaning, HVAC maintenance, plumbing service, or an innovative air purifying unit, our local experts are here for you. We proudly serve homes and businesses in Raleigh, Wilmington, and surrounding areas such as Clayton, Knightdale, Garner, Cary, Leland, Castle Hayne, and beyond. Contact our air quality professionals or schedule your appointment today to get started!

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