The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are some basic things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, great suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will reduce the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some things that get around 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 takes care of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely affect respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Additionally, 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 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 created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. 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 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 Smyth Air Conditioning Inc in Lake Worth. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 561-533-6066 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.