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How To Improve Indoor Air Quality

Poor air quality can lead to various health issues, including allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. At Ashton Heating & Cooling, we understand the importance of clean indoor air and are committed to helping you achieve the best indoor air quality (IAQ) possible.

Here are some practical ways to improve the air quality in your home.

  1. Regular Maintenance: Your HVAC system plays a significant role in maintaining indoor air quality. Regular HVAC maintenance, including cleaning and replacing filters, can prevent dust, pollen, and other pollutants from circulating in your home. We recommend scheduling professional HVAC maintenance at least twice a year.

  2. Use Air Purifiers: Air purifiers are an excellent addition to your home, especially if you live in an area with high pollution levels or have pets. These devices can remove contaminants like dust, smoke, and pet dander from the air, making it cleaner and healthier to breathe.

  3. Ventilation: Proper ventilation is key to reducing indoor air pollutants. Open windows and doors whenever possible to allow fresh air to circulate. Installing exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms can also help remove moisture and pollutants from these areas.

  4. Duct Sealing: Aeroseal duct sealing is an advanced technology that seals leaks in your ductwork from the inside. This process can significantly improve indoor air quality by eliminating leaks, improving airflow, and reducing contaminants.

  5. Control Humidity Levels: High or Low humidity levels can lead to problems like respiratory difficulties, or mould growth, which can negatively impact indoor air quality. Use humidifiers or dehumidifiers depending on your current humidity, to keep humidity levels between 40-60%. This not only improves air quality but also makes your home more comfortable.

  6. Keep Your Home Clean: Regular cleaning can significantly reduce the amount of dust, pet dander, and other allergens in your home. Vacuum carpets, dust surfaces, and wash bedding frequently to minimize the presence of these pollutants.

  7. Choose Low-VOC Products: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) found in many household products can degrade indoor air quality. Opt for low-VOC paints, cleaning products, and furnishings to reduce the release of these harmful chemicals into your home.

  8. Duct Cleaning: Regular duct cleaning is essential for maintaining good indoor air quality. It involves removing dust, debris, and contaminants from your ductwork. This helps improve system efficiency, remove pollutants and enhance air quality.

  9. Indoor Plants: Certain indoor plants can help improve air quality by absorbing pollutants and releasing oxygen. Plants like spider plants, peace lilies, and Boston ferns are excellent choices for naturally purifying your indoor air.

  10. ERV & HRV Systems: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) are systems designed to improve indoor air quality by exchanging stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air. ERVs & HRVs offer several benefits, such as balanced ventilation, improved energy efficiency, and humidity control.


Ready to breathe easier? Contact Ashton Heating & Cooling today to schedule an HVAC maintenance check or to learn more about our air quality improvement solutions. Let us help you create a healthier home environment!

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