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 stale. 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 few easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and create 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some things that sneak by 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 may 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 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 eliminate 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 checking out the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer 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 Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 614-451-0846 and chat with one of our indoor air quality pros.