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 bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, 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, great suction and rotating brushes is a sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum should decrease the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some particles that escape 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 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 can severely impact respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge 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 looking at 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 retain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation causes a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we carry 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 A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 954-562-0009 and speak with one of our indoor air quality pros or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.