It’s important to maintain good indoor air quality for the health of your family, as poor air quality can lead to asthma, lung cancer, and other medical issues. Luckily, there’s a variety of equipment out there to keep your air clean. Air filters, for example, filter out small particles of dust and dirt that are suspended in the air. The better your air filter, the higher its MERV rating. Make sure to check this number before you buy. In order for these to work properly, you should install a clean one every month.

Air cleaners, air purifiers, and UV germicidal lamps are also good tools to use on a regular basis. For an even greater impact, hire professionals to clean your air ducts every few years. Ensuring good air quality is especially important if allergies or asthma run in your family, so if someone’s allergies are acting up, it may be time for a cleaning.