Stagnant air inside your home could be harmful. The EPA has conducted studies and concluded that indoor air can be anywhere from 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air in metropolitan cities. It would be nice if every day was the kind of day where you could open the windows and let in some fresh air, but living in Winnipeg you know that’s often not an option. For those days when the weather doesn’t allow you to open the windows, the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips to enhance your indoor air quality and foster a healthier indoor environment.
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 an improvement a quality vacuum can make on your home’s indoor air quality. Vacuuming once a week with a quality vacuum will work to battle allergens and dust that collects in your carpets and furniture.
Of course your vacuum can’t pick up everything, but it’s a great place to start. If anyone in your home 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. Science class taught us, 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 to enlist some plant life to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study figured out 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 try a bite.
Ventilate Your Home
In an effort to make homes more energy-efficient, today’s homes are being built to keep the outdoor air outside. While this is incredible for energy-efficiency, the lack of ventilation can generate 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 enhance your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh.
The quality of the air inside your home and your comfort is important to the team at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg. We will work to help you breathe healthy and breathe easy. If you’re in the market for some fresher air give us a call at 204-272-8128 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals.