The EPA has discovered 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 some easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and have 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should lessen the dust and allergens stacking up 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 filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory concerns.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 reading 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 built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry a few different ventilation products 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 Jent Mechanical LLC in Dayton. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 937-845-1111 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.