The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a few 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a great 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 contaminants that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that could severely aggravate respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure 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 causes 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 offer a few different ventilation products to help boost your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Olde Towne Heating & Air in Mount Pleasant. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 843-485-0967 and chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.