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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are some simple things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and live in a healthier home environment.
Keep Your Home Clean
A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, good suction and rotating brushes is a wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will lessen the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.
There are some contaminants that get around 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 takes care of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory issues.
Air Purifying Plants
Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.
If you want to add an air purifying plant to 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 make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they want 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 decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we have 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 Kapaun & Brown Inc. in Marshalltown. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 641-812-2028 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts.