The EPA has discovered 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 some 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 will reduce the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that sneak by 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 destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, 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 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 created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation products to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.