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 still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few simple things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and have a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong 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 reduce the dust and allergens accumulating 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 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 concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Additionally, 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 looking at 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 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 maintain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation solutions 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 Rescue Heating & Air in Alice. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 361-265-4371 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.