The fact is that generally, people spend the majority of their time indoors. Unfortunately, the air within our homes and buildings tends to be poor quality. In fact, the EPA ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to public health. If you are looking to improve your indoor air quality at home or the office, here are some products that might help:
- Air Filters: Air filters help filter harmful particles in your indoor air. If your air filters are dirty, they directly impact the quality of the air in your home or business and can aggravate allergies and asthma. Changing your air filters regularly is the first step to improving your indoor air quality.
- HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Vacuum Cleaner: Coming with disposable bags and microfiber cloths, HEPA vacuum cleaners facilitate surface dust removal on hard floors and carpets. These vacuum cleaners provide the highest level of filtration available and remove 99.97 percent of all harmful particles.
- House-plants: Studies have indicated that plants facilitate production of fresh, clean air. According to NASA research, plants remove up to 87 percent of volatile organic compounds from the air ever 24 hours as they go through the photosynthesis cycle.
- Humidifiers: Humidifiers help to improve your home’s indoor air quality, especially in cold weather months. If walking on your carpet gives you an electrical shock, the humidity in your home is probably too low. The ideal home humidity level is between 35 and 50 percent. A good humidifier can help you increase your home’s indoor air quality and maintain optimum comfort.
Maintaining optimum comfort levels at home and at work is essential to your physical and mental well-being. For more information on how you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe easier, contact the experts at Westberry Heating and Air Conditioning!