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 larger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a couple easy 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens collected 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 might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and destroys 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 release oxygen. Additionally, 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 make sure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased 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 offer a few different ventilation options to help boost your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh. Your air quality and comfort is important to us at B&D Air Conditioning in Safford. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 928-432-6018 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.