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 stagnant. 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 a few easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and create 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 sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should reduce the dust and allergens collected 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 deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can severely aggravate respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes 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 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 Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. in Haines City. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 863-216-2923 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.