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 stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few simple things you can do to boost 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 great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that escape 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 may 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 affect respiratory problems.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Also, 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Hudsonville. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at (616) 669-3961 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals.