How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be harmful. The EPA has conducted studies and the results of those studies indicate that the air inside your home can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. It would be nice if every day was the kind of day where you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Colfax you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when you’d rather not open the windows, the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips to boost your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, consider investing in a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and also rotating brushes. It is surprising what an improvement a quality vacuum can make on the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a quality vacuum will work to battle allergens and dust that collects in your carpets and furniture. Of course your vacuum can’t pick up everything, but it’s a good place to start. If someone in your family is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems you may want to consider a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for enhancing your indoor air quality. It eradicates all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. These are the pollutants known to aggravate those of us with asthma and allergies. Get Help from Mother Nature Give mother nature a chance to help you out and purify your air in a natural way. Science class taught us, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also fight off dangerous toxins within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’d like add some plants to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study figured out the optimal plants for such an important task. If you have any pets, double-check and make sure any plants you bring into to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to conduct a taste test. Ventilate Your Home In an effort to make homes more energy-efficient, modern homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is incredible for energy-efficiency, the shortage of ventilation can create a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we mentioned earlier, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer a wide range of ventilation solutions to boost your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. Your home’s comfort and indoor air quality is important to the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax. Our team works with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’d like some fresher air give us a call at 509-397-3622 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.