How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA has found out 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 get some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are some simple things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and have 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 decrease the dust and allergens collected 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 has 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 neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 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 keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry 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 Stanford Heating & Cooling in Bloomfield. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 812-825-8695 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.

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