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 concluded 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 Zelienople you know that’s not usually an option. For those days when the weather doesn’t allow you to open the windows, the team at Knoechel Heating Company has some tips to improve your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment. Keep Clean If you haven’t already, consider investing in a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, strong suction and also rotating brushes. It’s shocking what a difference a quality vacuum can make on your home’s indoor air quality. Vacuuming once a week with a quality vacuum 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 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 enhancing your indoor air quality. It eradicates all three types of pollutants which are: airborne particles, germs and bacteria along with chemical odors and vapors. All of these things have been found to aggravate those of us with asthma and allergies. Get Help from Mother Nature Give mother nature a chance to help you out and purify your air in a natural way. As you may recall from science class, plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Not only that, but plants can also combat harmful toxins contained within your home such as: formaldehyde, trichloroethylene and benzene. If you’d like to enlist some plant life 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 furry friends, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce 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 amazing for energy-efficiency, the lack 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 variety of ventilation solutions to enhance 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 Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople. We will work to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’d like some fresher air give us a call at 724-452-6280 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.