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 breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are some easy things you can do to improve 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can reduce the dust and allergens collected 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 deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, 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 looking at 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 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 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 options 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 478-202-3170 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.