The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also stale. 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 boost your indoor air quality and create 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 decrease the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
Some contaminants 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that can severely impact respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, some plants have been found to destroy harmful toxins such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
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 created to keep outdoor air out of your home to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build-up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry 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 are important to us at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easily and breathe healthily. Call us at (832) 957-9332 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.