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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are some easy things you can do to increase 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will lessen the dust and allergens collected 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 could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen 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’d like 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer a few different ventilation options 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 803-265-4208 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.