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 stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a couple basic things you can do to improve 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 contaminants that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has 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 can severely impact respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If If you want an air purifying plant for 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into 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 results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we carry 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 M & S Heating & Air LLC in Mechanicsville. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 301-363-4699 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.