The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more still. 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 easy things you can do to improve 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 sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some things that sneak by 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 takes care of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, 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 checking out the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation solutions to help boost your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 803-220-0761 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.