How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized 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 an option, especially this winter. There are some easy 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, great 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 decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some contaminants 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 filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory concerns. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, 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 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 built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we have a few different ventilation solutions 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 540-483-5605 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.