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How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?

The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more still. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and let in some fresh air, that’s not always reasonable, especially this winter. There are a few easy things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and live in 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 can decrease the dust and allergens collected in your carpets and upholstered furniture.

There are some things that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home deals with 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 affect respiratory concerns.

Air Purifying Plants

Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

If you want 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 bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Modern homes are created to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we carry 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 Twin Air LLC in Manassas. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 703-754-1062 and chat with one of our indoor air quality professionals or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.