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 bigger cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a couple basic things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment. Keep Your Home Clean A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, great suction and rotating brushes is a sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will decrease the dust and allergens stacking up in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some particles that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System could be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that may 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 decide to give them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to maintain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants indoors. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer a few different ventilation products to help boost your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh. Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Premier HVAC Services LLC in Greencastle. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 717-597-9900 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.