The EPA has found out 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 let in some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few 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, 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 can lessen 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 may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Additionally, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If If you want an air purifying plant for 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 bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they decide 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 reduced ventilation means a build up of air pollutants indoors. 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 solutions 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 ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 503-663-8033 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.