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 get some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are some easy 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 can reduce the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some particles 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 might 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 aggravate respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize 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 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 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 decreased ventilation causes 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 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 Breathe Healthier Air in Stuart. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 772-600-7151 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.