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 those studies came to the conclusion that the air inside your home can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. It would be a dream to always have the kind of weather where you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Saint Peters you know that’s rarely an option. For those days when you can’t open the windows, the team at C-N-O Comfort Zone has some tips to boost 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 is surprising the improvement a quality vacuum can make on the air quality of your home. Using a quality vacuum each week will work to fight off allergens and dust that collects in your carpets and furniture. Of course your vacuum can’t pick up everything, but it’s a good place to start. If you have someone in your home that is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems you may want to look into a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for improving your indoor air quality. It fights all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. These are the pollutants known 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. As we all learned in science class, plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also combat harmful toxins found inside 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 ideal plants for such an important task. If you have any pets, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to try a bite. Ventilate Your Home In order to make homes more energy-efficient, today’s homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is awesome for energy-efficiency, the shortage 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. Your home’s comfort and indoor air quality is important to the team at C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters. We will partner with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’d like some fresher air give us a call at 636-578-1777 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.