The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more still. 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 a couple simple things you can do to boost 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 stacking up 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 suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may 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 may severely affect respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make 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 retain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to go ahead and 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 Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services in Anchorage. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 907-202-9798 and chat with one of our indoor air quality experts.