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 concluded that your home’s air 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 Asheville you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when you’d rather not open the windows, the team at 1st Choice Service Group Inc has some tips to improve 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 a difference a quality vacuum can make on your home’s indoor air quality. Using a quality vacuum each week 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 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 enhancing 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 Mother nature would be happy to help you purify your air in a natural way. Science class taught us, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also combat harmful toxins within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’d like add some plants to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study determined the best plants for such an important task. If you have any furry family members, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to conduct a taste test. Ventilate Your Home In an effort to make homes more energy-efficient, modern homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is awesome for energy-efficiency, the absence of ventilation can generate a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we mentioned previously, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer a wide range of ventilation solutions to enhance 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville. We will work to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’re ready for some fresher air give us a call at 828-551-2913 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.