The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few simple 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, great suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants that get around your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that can severely impact respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Additionally, 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 looking at 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 designed 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 simply 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 West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. in West Jefferson. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 614-450-1575 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.