Candler, North Carolina, is located on the edge of the Nantahala National Forest near Ashville. The outdoor air is some of the freshest in the state. Despite this, poor indoor air quality remains a problem for homeowners in the area. To ensure your home’s air quality doesn’t impact your health this summer, implement these three ideas for improving it.

Place These Plants Around Your Home

Released in 1989, NASA’s Clean Air Study concluded that some indoor plants can naturally remove toxic agents from the air, including benzene and formaldehyde. The study suggests that homeowners can purify their home’s air by placing at least one of the following 10 plants in every 100 square feet of indoor space.

  • Aloe Vera*
  • Bamboo palm
  • Barberton daisy
  • Boston fern
  • Broadleaf lady palm
  • Dwarf date palm
  • English ivy*
  • Peace lily*
  • Spider plant
  • Weeping fig*

*These plants are considered toxic, so be careful putting them in places where your furry friends can reach them.

Change Your HVAC Air Filter Regularly

Checking your HVAC system’s air filter every month and changing it as needed is the easiest maintenance task homeowners in Candler, North Carolina, can complete. Getting your HVAC system checked helps improve unit efficiency and increase utility savings, and it also helps with keeping harmful pollutants from entering your indoor environment.

Invest in a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Managing indoor humidity is important to creating a healthy home. Too much humidity can lead to mold growth and higher energy bills because your unit works harder. The Carrier Performance series dehumidifier is available in two sizes, ensuring you reach optimal humidity levels in your home – between 30 and 50 percent – no matter what.

For additional information about how to improve your home’s indoor air quality this summer, or if you’re in need of our 24/7 emergency HVAC services, read on to learn about four things you probably didn’t know hurt your IAQ or contact Gentry Heating, Inc. at (828) 581-4045. A service technician certified by NATE is standing by to help.

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