How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

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 stagnant. 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 some easy things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and live in a healthier home environment.

Keep Your Home Clean

A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, good suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory concerns.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to freshen 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 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 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 maintain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation products 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 Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning in Saint Marys. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 912-208-2470 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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