How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

February 11, 2016

The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more still. 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 some simple things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and have 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will decrease the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has 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 clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, 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 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 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 reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry 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 Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 850-250-0335 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros.