The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger 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 a couple simple 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 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 escape 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Additionally, 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make sure any plants you’re adding to 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 reduced 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 offer a few different ventilation options to help boost your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.
Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Phelps Heating & Cooling in Hodgenville. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 270-358-3167 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.