How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 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 still. 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 a few easy things you can do to improve 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 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 particles that sneak by 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 could severely impact respiratory problems. 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure 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 retain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation means a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation solutions 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 Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 850-682-5509 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.