How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 Stagnant air inside your home could be dangerous. 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 Springfield you know that’s often not an option. For those days when you’d rather not open the windows, the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc has some tips to enhance 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 wonderful place to start. If anyone in your home is suffering from allergies or other respiratory problems you may want to look into a PureAir™ Air Purification System. The PureAir™ is a whole-home solution for enhancing your indoor air quality. It destroys 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 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 add some plants to fight your pollutants, read the Clean Air Study conducted by NASA. The study determined the best plants for such an important task. If you have any furry family members, double-check and make sure any plants you introduce to your home are not harmful if your pets decide to conduct a taste test. 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 awesome for energy-efficiency, the lack of ventilation can cause a buildup of pollutants inside your home. As we mentioned earlier, opening windows isn’t always an option, we offer a wide range of ventilation solutions to improve your indoor air quality and keep your indoor air feeling fresh. Your home’s comfort and indoor air quality is important to the team at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield. 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 217-210-2662 and speak with our indoor air quality professionals. If you would rather, you can easily set up an appointment with us using our handy online scheduler.