How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

Air Quality

The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more still. 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 create a healthier home environment.

Keep Your Home Clean

A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, good suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will reduce the dust and allergens accumulating 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 suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, 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 make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain 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 solve it, 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 Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 239-596-2645 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.

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