How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be unhealthy. 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. We wish the weather were always nice enough that you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Wharton you know that’s often not an option. For those days when you can’t open the windows, the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating has some tips to enhance your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, consider purchasing 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 quality of air inside 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 wonderful place to start. If anyone in your home 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 eradicates 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 we all learned in science class, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also fight off dangerous 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 figured out the optimal plants for such an important task. If you have any furry family members, double-check and make sure any plants you add to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to conduct a taste test. Ventilate Your Home In order to make homes more energy-efficient, contemporary homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is awesome for energy-efficiency, the shortage 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 variety of ventilation solutions to improve your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. Improving your indoor air quality and keeping your home comfortable is important to the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton. We will work to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’d like some fresher air give us a call at 979-532-2511 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.