How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a couple simple things you can do to boost 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some things 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 gets rid of particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also eliminate 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and ensure 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 decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we offer a few different ventilation solutions 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & Air Conditioning in Upland. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 909-982-5698 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.