How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 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 stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a few basic things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and create a healthier home environment. Keep Your Home Clean A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, good 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 contaminants that sneak by your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that takes care of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that can severely impact respiratory problems. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to clean your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. Additionally, 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 be sure 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 designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation means a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to simply crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation products to help improve your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh. Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Effective Service Group, LLC in East Hanover. Our goal is to be sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 973-884-0065 and chat with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply schedule an appointment with us online.