Top Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Cold temperatures and winter weather means you and your family are most likely spending a lot of time inside your Western MA or Central CT home. If that’s the case, you may have noticed an uptick in coughing, sore throats, and other respiratory symptoms, and the culprit may not be whatever bug is going around. Did you know that poor indoor air quality can cause and worsen respiratory irritation? But there’s good news: FSi Oil and Propane is here to help you improve the air quality in your MA & CT home, promoting a safer and more comfortable environment for your family. Keep reading this blog to learn our top tips to improve your home’s indoor air quality!

Our Top 5 Tips for Better Indoor Air Quality

Pollution is commonly seen and smelled outside, but it can also be trapped inside your home. That’s right: indoor air can have more than 10x as many chemicals as outdoor air. Use these tips to rid your home of airborne substances:

Install a Carbon Monoxide Detector

Your home may already be equipped with a smoke detector, but carbon monoxide detectors are just as important. The alarm can be powered by batteries or plug into any outlet in your home, and beeps loudly if it detects dangerous carbon monoxide. Pick one up at your local hardware store and install it near bedrooms and common living areas in your home.

Filter & Tune-Up HVAC Equipment

Tuning up your heating and cooling equipment is one of the most efficient ways to improve the quality of the air in your home. Tune-ups include the cleaning or replacement of air filters, which do most of the work in catching airborne particles and bacteria. Plus, tune-ups can boost your fuel efficiency and increase the reliability of your equipment no matter the time of year.

Avoid “New Car Smell”

It doesn’t have to be a car: many plastic and fabric items come with a “new” smell. Recent studies have found that the smell comes from toxic chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde, which will circulate throughout the air in your home. When you get a new-smelling item, let it air out in a ventilated place until the smell fades; then bring it into your living space.

Dust & Vacuum Regularly

Keeping up with household chores that reduce the buildup of dust, dander, and pollen will significantly improve the air quality in your Western MA or Northern CT home. The fewer airborne particles, the better the air will be for your family to breathe.

Get an Air Purifier or Humidifier Installed by FSi Oil and Propane

A high-quality air purification system from FSi Oil and Propane can improve your health, increase comfort, save energy, and protect your home. Air purification systems promote healthier living by reducing pollutants and particles that can aggravate respiratory allergens. We sell and install only the best brands of air purification systems and whole-home humidifiers on the market, and our experienced technicians can tailor your indoor air purification system to your unique needs and budget.

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If you’re ready to improve your home’s indoor air quality, the experts at FSi Oil and Propane are here to help! Simply get in touch with us online to schedule an appointment and receive your FREE no-obligation quote on a new indoor air purification system or whole-home humidifier. We can’t wait to work with you!