The EPA has found out 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 let in some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a couple simple 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 reduce the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that sneak by 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can 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 eliminate 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we offer 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 TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical in Libertyville. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 847-362-0262 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.