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 let in some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are some easy things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, great suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will reduce the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some particles that escape your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can 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. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give 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 decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we carry a few different ventilation options 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 Connolly Electric & Mechanical in Cottonwood & Prescott. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 928-251-4327 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.