How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always an option, 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, good 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 lessen the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some things that get around your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has 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 destroys chemical vapors – all things that may severely affect respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge 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 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain 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 be enough, which is why we carry a few different ventilation solutions 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 812-332-9100 and talk with one of our indoor air quality pros or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.