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How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA has discovered 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 get some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are some basic things you can do to improve 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 accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some particles 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 could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care 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 discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into 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 maintain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation options to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh.

Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 801-295-3357 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.