How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

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 stagnant. 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 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, good 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 lessen the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some particles 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Additionally, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be sure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, 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 Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. in Branchville. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 862-345-6896 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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