The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized 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 reasonable, especially this winter. There are a couple simple 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, strong 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 accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could 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 may severely impact respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Additionally, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they want to give 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 lack of ventilation causes 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 carry a few different ventilation products 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC in Ellsworth. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 715-318-6728 and chat with one of our indoor air quality pros.