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 still. 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 couple simple 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, great 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 reduce the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely aggravate respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make sure 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have 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 American HVAC Inc in Sacramento. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 916-243-6714 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.