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 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 an option, 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 lessen the dust and allergens stacking up 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 suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Additionally, 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 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 want to give 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 reduced ventilation results in 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 offer a few different ventilation solutions 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 540-369-3790 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.