Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important consideration. Poor IAQ can lead to headaches, nausea, skin irritation, and difficulty sleeping. Add these household tasks to your schedule to keep the air in your Marana, Arizona, home as clean as possible.

Use Safe Cleaning Products

Many cleaning products off-gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that diminish your indoor air quality and are often hazardous to your health. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains a list of cleaning solutions that meet its Safer Choice requirements. Use this as a guide when you’re shopping for cleaning supplies to keep your air as fresh as the rest of your home. Avoid air fresheners of all kinds as these add chemicals to the air. Focus on cleaning to eliminate smells rather than using sprays to mask them.

Take Care of Helpful Houseplants

There are many houseplants that can help clean your air naturally. The spider plant, ficus, Dracaena, Boston fern, and peace lily are all examples. Place these throughout the home and make sure you’re keeping up with their care so they can return the favor and care for you.

Change Your HVAC Filter Regularly

Change the filter in your HVAC system at least once every three months for the best IAQ. If you have pets, allergy and asthma sufferers, or a lot of dust in your home, you may want to change the filter more often. Check it monthly for visible dirt and dust and change it as needed for cleaner air.

Inspect Your HVAC System Annually

Schedule annual maintenance for your HVAC system so you can get a regular inspection of your furnace, air conditioner, ductwork, thermostat, and other key system components. Regular tune-ups include a thorough cleaning of the system so you can keep your HVAC components and air clean.

If you’re struggling with poor IAQ in your home, we can help. Call MVP Heating & Air Conditioning at (520) 462-2590 to learn more about the best air quality solutions for your home’s needs. We can help you select and install fresh IAQ products that will clean your air.

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