Spring Cleaning Your Ohio Home’s Indoor Air

March 23, 2017

As spring hits the Morrow and Cincinnati communities, thoughts of cleaning up come to the minds of many homeowners. While you’re dusting and vacuuming and cleaning windows, don’t forget to clean your home’s indoor air. In fact, if you want your home to be a healthy place to live, indoor air quality should be one of your top priorities. Here are some tips to help you spring clean your indoor air this spring.

1. Install a Whole-House Air Cleaner

One of the best ways to keep the air in your home clean is with a whole-house air cleaner. Whole-house air purifiers remove allergens and debris from your home’s air, so you can breathe freely. Today’s whole-house cleaners can remove as much as 99% of the allergens, mold, and particles in the air inside your home. If you are interested in installing a whole-house air cleaner in your Cincinnati area home, the team at Rick’s Heating & Cooling is ready to help. Contact us today for an estimate.

2. Clean Your Ducts

In addition to your air cleaner, cleaning your ducts in the spring can have a big impact on your indoor air quality. Dirty air ducts can allow allergens to flow through your home, and this can impact your overall indoor air quality. This spring, consider professional cleaning to ensure you aren’t re-circulating dust and debris every time your HVAC system runs.

3. Consider Installing a Humidifier

Humidifiers help keep the air inside your home more comfortable. A whole-house humidifier can reduce the risk of infection, keep your sinuses more comfortable and assist you with having softer, more vibrant skin. Humidifiers can also help keep your houseplants healthier. While this does not necessarily make your air “cleaner,” it improves your indoor comfort, which is important for your family.

4. Add Air-Cleaning Plants

Finally, consider purchasing some houseplants that will help filter the air. All houseplants do this to some extent, but certain plants are known particularly for their indoor air quality boosting power. Some of these include:

  • Spider plant
  • Dracaena
  • Peace lily
  • Boston fern
  • Snake plant

By placing some of these around your home, you can further improve the indoor air quality in your space.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions in Cincinnati, OH

Are you looking for additional tips and tricks to help you keep your indoor air quality at its best? For homeowners in Warren, Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, and Clinton Counties in Ohio, Rick’s Heating & Cooling can help. Call 513-899-6005 to learn more about indoor air quality.