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 larger 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 reasonable, especially this winter. There are a couple easy things you can do to increase 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 can lessen the dust and allergens accumulating 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 deals with 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 eliminates chemical vapors – all things that could severely affect respiratory issues.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 adding to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its 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 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 KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 205-208-8090 and chat with one of our indoor air quality pros.

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