The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a few basic 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 great 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 things that escape 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 gets rid of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that may severely aggravate respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If If you want an air purifying plant for 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 be sure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.
Keep Your Home Ventilated
Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just 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 Gilray Heating and Cooling in Wausau. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 715-301-0727 and speak with one of our indoor air quality professionals.