How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 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 realistic, especially this winter. There are some easy 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, great 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 accumulating 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 suffers from 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 neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely impact respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, 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 be sure any plants you’re introducing into 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 lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have 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 All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 417-739-4606 and talk with one of our indoor air quality professionals or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.