How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has discovered that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly industrialized 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 an option, especially this winter. There are a couple simple things you can do to boost your indoor air quality and have 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 wise investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum will reduce 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 has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System may be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and eliminates chemical vapors – all things that may severely aggravate respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Also, there are some plants that have been found to also neutralize harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. If If you want an air purifying plant for your home, you can find a list of those plants by looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be sure any plants you’re introducing into your home are not harmful to them if they decide to give them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are created 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 go ahead and crack a window, that may not solve it, which is why we have a few different ventilation options 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc in Manassas Park. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 703-369-5528 and chat with one of our indoor air quality pros or you can simply set up an appointment with us online.