The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized 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 have 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 will decrease 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 could 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 aggravate respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you want to add an air purifying plant to 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 ensure 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 lack of ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we carry a few different ventilation solutions 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 Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 951-299-9853 and chat with one of our indoor air quality pros.