How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has noted 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 let in some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are some easy 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, strong suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some contaminants that get around your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has 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 destroys chemical vapors – all things that could severely affect respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Additionally, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize 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 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 want 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 causes a build up of air pollutants indoors. 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 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 Moyer Total Indoor Comfort in Kutztown. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 484-646-3363 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.