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 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 couple 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 will reduce the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some particles that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may 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 could severely affect respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify 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 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 end up giving 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 decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants in your home. 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 improve your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.

Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc in Saint Petersburg. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 727-369-6195 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.