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 let in some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and create 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 things that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with 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 neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely affect respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release 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 checking out 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 want 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 decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 601-736-7362 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.