How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few easy things you can do to boost 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that get around 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 filters out particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, 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 looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they want 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 just crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we have a few different ventilation solutions to help improve your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.

Your air quality and comfort is important to us at B&W Services in Royse City. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 972-695-2264 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros.

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