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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a couple easy things you can do to boost 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, good suction and rotating brushes is a wise 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 has 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 eliminates 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. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we carry 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in South Beloit and Belvidere. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 877-389-2465 and chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.