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 larger 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 an option, especially this winter. There are a few simple things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and create 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 can decrease 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 has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may 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 may severely affect respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify 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’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 make sure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have 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 H & H Service Company in Mechanicsburg. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 717-220-4502 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.