The EPA has noted 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 let in 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 can reduce the dust and allergens stacking up 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 has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you’d like 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 adding 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 retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have 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 Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 561-287-7071 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.