The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger 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 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will reduce the dust and allergens collected 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely affect respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation products 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 Custom Air Systems Inc in Port St. Lucie. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 772-247-2283 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.