How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized 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 realistic, especially this winter. There are some 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 collected 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 destroys chemical vapors – all things that can severely aggravate respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 checking out 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 end up giving them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation means a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation options 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 256-801-4701 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.