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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a few simple things you can do to boost 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 accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants that sneak by 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 filters out particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off 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 adding to your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we carry a few different ventilation products 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 Pepper AC & Htg Inc in Justin. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 940-202-1184 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.