Working from home has its benefits. However, being indoors all day and breathing stale or contaminated air circulated by the HVAC system can lead to fatigue, poor concentration, and illness. While there’s no avoiding running the air conditioner during the humid summer months in Sarasota, Florida, there are steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home.
Add Indoor Plants
Plants are a great way to clean the air in your home, and they look pretty, too. Houseplants reduce carbon monoxide and increase oxygen levels. Some of the best plants to combat indoor air pollution are bamboo palms, Boston ferns, peace lilies, and spider plants. Be careful not to over water plants as this can result in excess moisture building up in the room.
Install an Air Purifier
If you’re an allergy sufferer, you can install an air purifier to help remove allergens, pollutants, and toxins circulating in the air. The last thing you want is to feel ill when running your home-based business. Allergies and illness affect the quality of your work and reduce productivity. An air purifier will keep the environment healthy and help you breathe easier.
Ventilate Your Home
One of the easiest ways to boost indoor air quality is to simply open a window when the weather allows it. Letting fresh air flow through your office clears stagnant air and freshens up the room. To speed up ventilation, you can use ceiling fans or portable fans to help circulate air faster.
The humid Florida climate can lead to excess moisture in homes, creating a perfect breeding ground for harmful biological growth that can exacerbate respiratory conditions like asthma. If your home suffers from too much moisture, consider buying a dehumidifier. Keeping humidity levels under control is crucial in maintaining good air quality.
If you’d like the air quality of your home assessed, call Aqua Plumbing & Air at 941-306-3715. We’ll be happy to evaluate your home and make recommendations on how to improve the air quality in your home.
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