How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be harmful. The EPA has conducted studies and those studies came to the conclusion that the air inside your home can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. We wish the weather were always nice enough that you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Middletown you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when the weather doesn’t allow you to open the windows, the team at Schagrin Gas Company has some tips to enhance your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, look into buying a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and also rotating brushes. It’s shocking the improvement a quality vacuum can make on your home’s indoor air quality. Using a quality vacuum once a week will work to battle allergens and dust that collects in your carpets and furniture. Of course your vacuum can’t pick up everything, but it’s a great place to start. If anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems you may want to think about getting a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for your indoor air quality needs. It eradicates all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. All of these things have been found to aggravate those of us with asthma and allergies. Get Help from Mother Nature Give mother nature a chance to help you out and purify your air in a natural way. Science class taught us, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also fight off dangerous toxins contained within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’re looking into adding some foliage to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study identified the optimal plants for such an important task. If you have any furry friends, double-check and make sure any plants you bring into to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to snack on them. Ventilate Your Home In working to make homes more energy-efficient, today’s homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is awesome for energy-efficiency, the shortage of ventilation can cause a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we all know, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer many ventilation solutions to enhance your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. The quality of the air inside your home and your comfort is important to the team at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown. Our team works with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’re in the market for some fresher air give us a call at 302-658-2000 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.