How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. 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 basic 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some contaminants 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 filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can severely aggravate respiratory problems. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to purify 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 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 bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they decide 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 keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer a few different ventilation products 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 478-784-1109 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.