We all know indoor air quality is important for comfort. Did you know it’s also a crucial factor when it comes to your health? Poor air quality can cause allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. In fact, air quality inside your home is so important that improving it could help you feel better every day. Here are some expert tips from us at Lake Forest’s leading HVAC company to ensure your indoor air quality is at its best for your comfort and your health. 

Regularly Change Your Air Filters

Changing your air filters is one of the simplest ways to keep the air inside your home clean. Think about it. Filters trap dust, allergens, and other pollutants. Over time these filters become clogged and less effective, releasing those particles back into the air you breathe. Change your filters every 1-3 months (depending on usage and the type of filter) to reduce allergens and dust, improve airflow, and elevate the overall air quality in your home. 

Use High-Quality Air Purifiers

Air purifiers are equipped to capture smaller particles that standard filters won’t. Purifiers with HEPA filters, UV light, or activated carbon filters are all excellent choices to remove airborne contaminants like bacteria, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), reduce odors, and provide cleaner, healthier air.

Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

Humidity level is key when it comes to air quality. High humidity can promote mold growth while low humidity can cause dry skin and respiratory issues. Aim to keep indoor humidity levels between 30-50%. The humidity here in Lake Forest is often over 50%, so a dehumidifier might come in handy to decrease moisture in the air. Living in a drier climate could require a humidifier to increase moisture level. Proper ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens also helps. Balanced humidity levels prevent mold growth, improve comfort, and help respiratory health.

Ventilate Your Home Properly

When your home is well-ventilated, it just feels better. Proper ventilation brings in fresh air, removes stale air and reduces indoor pollutants. It can be as simple as opening your windows, weather permitting. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to help keep those areas fresh. You can also consider installing a whole-house ventilation system. All of these methods increase ventilation for better air quality in your home.

Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance

Keep your HVAC system running at peak performance with regular maintenance inspections. An inspection will include checking and replacing filters, cleaning ducts, and making sure your system is running as it should. Regular maintenance is essential to enhancing air quality, improving system efficiency and preventing expensive repairs.


The best indoor air quality is essential for your health and comfort. Changing air filters, using air purifiers, keeping humidity in check, ensuring proper ventilation and scheduling regular HVAC maintenance will significantly enhance indoor air quality.

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