How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be dangerous. The EPA has conducted studies and the results of those studies indicate that indoor air can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. We wish the weather were always nice enough that you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Humble you know that’s rarely an option. For those days when the weather doesn’t allow you to open the windows, the team at Arrings A/C & Heating has some tips to enhance 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’s shocking what a difference a quality vacuum can make on the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a quality vacuum will work to fight off 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 look into a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for your indoor air quality needs. It fights all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. These three pollutants have been shown to aggravate those of us with asthma and allergies. Get Help from Mother Nature Let mother nature lend you a hand and purify your air in a natural way. As you may recall from science class, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also battle harmful toxins found inside your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’re looking into adding some foliage to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study identified the best plants for such an important task. If you have any pets, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce 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 awesome for energy-efficiency, the lack of ventilation can create a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we all know, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer many ventilation solutions to boost your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. The quality of the air inside your home and your comfort is important to the team at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble. 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 281-713-8304 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.