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 concluded that your home’s air can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. It would be a dream to always have the kind of weather where you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Hamilton you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when you can’t open the windows, the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC has some tips to enhance your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, look into buying a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and also rotating brushes. It’s shocking 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 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 wonderful 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 improving your indoor air quality. 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 Mother nature would be happy to help you purify your air in a natural way. As we all learned in science class, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also combat harmful toxins contained within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’d like to enlist some plant life to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study determined the optimal plants for such an important task. If you have any furry family members, double-check and make sure any plants you bring into to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to try a bite. Ventilate Your Home In order to make homes more energy-efficient, modern homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is amazing for energy-efficiency, the absence of ventilation can cause 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 improve 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton. We will partner with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’d like some fresher air give us a call at 513-275-3601 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our convenient online scheduler.