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 reasonable, especially this winter. There are some simple 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles 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 may 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 affect respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you’d like to add an air purifying plant to 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 built 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 solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation solutions 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 A&M Heating & Cooling LLC in Tucson. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 520-200-1048 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.