Vacuuming carpet to improve air quality

How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few easy 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, 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 will lessen the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that get around 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 neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Additionally, 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 checking out 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 created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we have 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 Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township . Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 586-262-4258 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.