How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger 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 an option, 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, 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 decrease 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 has 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 may severely aggravate respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be sure any plants you’re bringing in to 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 indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we have 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 Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing in McMurray. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 724-370-0141 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals.