How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few simple things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment. Keep Your Home Clean A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and rotating brushes is a great investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will lessen the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some particles 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 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 could severely impact respiratory concerns. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. If you’d like 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 make sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This reduced ventilation means a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer a few different ventilation products to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh. Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 309-762-3641 and talk with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply set up an appointment with us online.