How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be harmful. The EPA has conducted studies and concluded that your home’s air can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. It would be nice if every day was the kind of day where you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Murrieta you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when you’d rather not open the windows, the team at Cool Air Solutions has some tips to enhance your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, look into buying a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and also rotating brushes. It’s shocking what an improvement a quality vacuum can make on the quality of air inside your home. Using a quality vacuum once a week will work to battle allergens and dust that collects in your carpets and furniture. Of course your vacuum can’t pick up everything, but it’s a great place to start. If you have someone in your home that is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems you may want to look into a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for enhancing your indoor air quality. It destroys all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. These are the pollutants known to aggravate those of us with asthma and allergies. Get Help from Mother Nature Let mother nature lend you a hand and purify your air in a natural way. Science class taught us, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also combat harmful toxins within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’d like add some plants to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study determined the best plants for such an important task. If you have any pets, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to try a bite. Ventilate Your Home In an effort to make homes more energy-efficient, modern homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is awesome for energy-efficiency, the lack of ventilation can generate a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we mentioned earlier, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer a variety of ventilation solutions to enhance your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. Your home’s comfort and indoor air quality is important to the team at Cool Air Solutions in Murrieta. We will partner with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’re ready for some fresher air give us a call at 951-676-2665 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.