How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has noted that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in larger cities. Indoor air is also more stale. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and get some fresh air, that’s not always an option, especially this winter. There are a couple easy things you can do to increase your indoor air quality and live in 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 decrease the dust and allergens accumulating 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 deals with allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that filters out particles and odors, and neutralizes chemical vapors – all things that can severely affect respiratory issues. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to purify your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy 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 reading the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and make sure any plants you’re bringing in to your home are not harmful to them if they end up giving them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are built to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to keep its energy efficiency. This decreased ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants inside. While it’s easy to go ahead and crack a window, that may not fix it, which is why we carry a few different ventilation solutions 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 Falls Mechanical Services LLC in Great Falls. Our goal is to ensure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 406-761-7283 and speak with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.