How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more still. 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 a few simple things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and have a healthier home environment.

Keep Your Home Clean

A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong 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 decrease the dust and allergens stacking up 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 has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, 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 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 lack of ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer 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 Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning in Thedford. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 519-296-4437 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.