How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016The EPA has noted 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 couple simple things you can do to boost 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can decrease the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some contaminants 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory problems. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, 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 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 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 retain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in 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 offer a few different ventilation solutions 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 801-969-7088 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros or you can simply set up an appointment with us online.