How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Air Quality

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 stale. 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 simple things you can do to increase 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 sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will decrease the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean 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 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 make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation means 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 carry a few different ventilation options to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.

Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Total Comfort Solutions in Kennesaw and surrounding areas. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 404-987-5502 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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