The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few easy things you can do to improve 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 sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can reduce the dust and allergens stacking up 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 has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely aggravate respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, 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 checking out the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving 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 means a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we have a few different ventilation options 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 YES R&M Inc. in Long Beach. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 562-286-6624 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.