The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a couple basic things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, good suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can lessen the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that get around your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely aggravate respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If If you want an air purifying plant for your home, you can find a list of those plants by reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry a few different ventilation solutions to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Western Mechanical, Inc. in Logan. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 435-753-5515 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.