The EPA has discovered 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 get some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a couple easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and have a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, great suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will decrease the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 checking out 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 decide 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 retain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we have a few different ventilation products 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 Point Heating & Cooling in Plover. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 715-504-0533 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.