How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

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 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 some simple things you can do to boost 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can lessen the dust and allergens accumulating 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 can severely aggravate respiratory issues.

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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving 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 reduced ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation products 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 Honke Heating & AC in Gresham. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 503-376-8806 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.

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