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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few easy 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 sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory problems.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge 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 be 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 keep its 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 be enough, 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 Brookwood Inc in Newton. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 641-316-9803 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts.