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How to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor air quality is an important aspect of your home's overall health. Poor indoor air quality can lead to allergies, respiratory problems, and severe health issues. Fortunately, by following these five simple steps, you can improve your home's air quality starting today:

1. Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Air filters are designed to capture dust, dirt, and other particles that can affect your indoor air quality. However, changing your air filters regularly can avoid becoming clogged and worsening your air quality. Be sure to change your air filters at least once every three months to keep your air clean and fresh.

2. Keep Your Home Clean

Another thing to keep in mind is that dust, pet dander, and other allergens can accumulate in your space if you don't keep it clean. Regular vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down surfaces can help reduce the amount of allergens in your home. Be sure also to clean your bedding regularly to reduce the amount of dust mites in your home.

3. Control Humidity Levels

High humidity levels can lead to mold and mildew accumulation, seriously affecting indoor air quality. Using a dehumidifier can help keep your humidity levels between 30-50%. You can also use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to reduce moisture levels.

4. Use Natural Air Fresheners

Many air fresheners contain harmful chemicals that can worsen indoor air quality. Instead, use natural air fresheners like essential oils, beeswax candles, or fresh flowers to keep your home smelling fresh.

5. Install an Air Purifier

Pollen, dust, and pet dander are proven to be removed from the air alongside harmful chemicals by air purifiers. Installing an air purifier in your home can improve indoor air quality and help lessen allergies and respiratory problems.

Indoor Air Quality Services in Central New Jersey

If you need to help improve your indoor air quality, contact Bailey Plumbing Heating Cooling today. Our experts can help you choose the right air purifier for your home and ensure that your HVAC system works efficiently to keep your air clean and fresh.


  • https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/guide-air-cleaners-home
  • https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/indoorenv/chemicalsodors.html
  • https://www.ashrae.org/technical-resources/bookstore/indoor-air-quality-guide