How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

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 stale. 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 couple basic things you can do to increase 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, good suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some particles that sneak by 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid 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 release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 adding to your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we carry a few different ventilation solutions 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 M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 301-363-4699 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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