The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger 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 few easy things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and live in 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some things 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 could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could 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 neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you want to add an air purifying plant to 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we have a few different ventilation options to help improve your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc in Racine. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 262-358-9468 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.