The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are some easy things you can do to increase 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 can lessen the dust and allergens accumulating 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 suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might 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 may severely affect respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, 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 make sure any plants you’re bringing in 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 retain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not be enough, 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 Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning in Omaha. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 402-509-5940 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.