How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

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 few simple 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens stacking up 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 could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure 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 built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we offer 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 325-200-4667 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.

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