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How Can I Improve the Indoor Air Quality in My Home?


Many homeowners today have worries about their indoor air quality (IAQ). They have good reasons to feel concerned: poor indoor air quality can make the air inside buildings more than 4 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Poor indoor air quality contributes to problems like headaches, nausea, insomnia, fatigue, asthma, and allergic reactions. Even worse, some IAQ issues have long-lasting and debilitating health effects.

What can you do about poor IAQ in your home? You have several options you can implement on your own, but you may also need professional air cleaner service in Bergen County, NJ from IAQ pros like ours to make your air as clean and pure as possible.

Basic Steps

We’ll start with steps you can take to help improve IAQ:

  • Open windows and doors when possible. This allows for air replacements: exchanging pollutant-filled indoor air for outdoor air. 
  • Keep the house clean. Remove as much dust and dander from circulating through the house. This is especially important if you have pets. 
  • Always uses kitchen vent fans when cooking. 
  • Regularly change the air filter in your HVAC system. We advise changing it every 1–3 months.
  • Remove cleaning and health and beauty products from your home that contain the most harmful chemicals. Look for “low-VOCs” options at stores. 
  • If you or anyone else in your household smokes, only smoke outdoors. Smoke not only harms IAQ, it will stain furniture, ceilings, and walls. 

Air Filters

Now we’ll look at methods our HVAC pros can use to boost indoor air quality. The first step is usually to have a whole-house air filtration system installed. These filters are not the same as the air filter on your HVAC system, which is known as the blower filter. Whole-house filters need experts to integrate them into your ductwork. Professionals will carefully match the strength of the filter to your HVAC system so it won’t restrict airflow. 

Filters use fiberglass mesh or another medium to trap particles attempting to pass through them. The best filters can remove the majority of unwanted contaminants from your air, such as dust, lint, dander, and pollen. Some can even affect smaller contaminants—it depends on how strong a filter your HVAC system can use.

Air Purifiers

When air filters provide some cleaning but not enough to affect smaller pollutants, our IAQ experts can pair the filtration system with an air purification system. Air purifiers use methods like ionization and UV light radiation to eliminate a range of airborne contaminants: volatile organic compounds (VOCs), odor molecules, smoke, viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and more. A good air purifier/air filter pairing can remove more than 98% of airborne contaminants from circulating through a home. 


We can help you enjoy better air quality in several other ways as well, such as regularly inspecting and cleaning your HVAC system and making repairs to damage ductwork. We can also help you balance indoor humidity with humidifiers and dehumidifiers. 

DB Heating & Cooling, Inc serves the heating and cooling needs of customers throughout Rockland County, NY as well as Bergen County, NJ and surrounding communities. You can count on us for expert services. Contact us today!

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