How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 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 breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a few basic 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, strong 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 filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory problems. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. If you’d like 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 adding to your home are not harmful to them if they decide 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 keep its energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation means 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 offer a few different ventilation products 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 Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 828-775-5176 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.