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 still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a couple basic things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and have 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 should lessen the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants that get around 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 could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely aggravate respiratory concerns.
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 eliminate 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 make 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we have a few different ventilation products 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning in Buellton. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 805-242-9638 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.