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. We wish the weather were always nice enough that you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Carpentersville you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when you can’t open the windows, the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc has some tips to enhance 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 what a difference a quality vacuum can make on your home’s indoor air quality. Using a quality vacuum each week will work to combat 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 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 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 you may recall from science class, plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also fight off dangerous toxins contained 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 add to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to snack on them. Ventilate Your Home In working 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 shortage of ventilation can cause a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we all know, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer a variety of ventilation solutions to boost your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. Improving your indoor air quality and keeping your home comfortable is important to the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville. Our team works with you to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’re ready for some fresher air give us a call at 224-699-9229 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our easy-to-use online scheduler.