How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 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 stale. 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 basic things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment.

Keep Your Home Clean

A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and rotating brushes is a wise 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 things that get around 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 may 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 could severely affect respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify 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 you’d like to add an air purifying plant to 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 ensure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we have a few different ventilation options 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 734-363-8907 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.