How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a couple simple things you can do to boost 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, great 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 reduce the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that sneak by 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 might 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 may severely aggravate respiratory concerns.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge 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 ensure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain 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 offer a few different ventilation products 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 SchagrinGAS Company in Middletown. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 302-231-1380 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.