How Can I Improve My Indoor Air Quality?02/11/2016 The EPA has found out that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in bigger cities. Indoor air is also more stagnant. While we’d all like to be able to open the windows and breathe some fresh air, that’s not always realistic, especially this winter. There are a few basic things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and have a healthier home environment. Keep Your Home Clean A vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance) filter, great suction and rotating brushes is a sound investment in the air quality of your home. Vacuuming once a week with a HEPA-certified vacuum can decrease the dust and allergens accumulating in your carpets and upholstered furniture. There are some things that get around your vacuum no matter how clean you keep your home. If you or someone in your home has allergies, a PureAir™ Air Purification System might be just what you need. This system is a whole-home solution that gets rid of particles and odors, and destroys chemical vapors – all things that could severely impact respiratory concerns. Air Purifying Plants Plants are a natural way to freshen your air and all plants absorb carbon dioxide and discharge oxygen. In addition, there are some plants that have been found to also destroy harmful toxins such as: benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. If you want to add an air purifying plant to your home, you can find a list of those plants by looking at the NASA Clean Air Study. If you have pets, you’ll want to check and be sure any plants you’re adding to your home are not harmful to them if they want to give them a taste test. Keep Your Home Ventilated Modern homes are designed to keep outdoor air out of your home in order to retain energy efficiency. This lack of ventilation results in a build up of air pollutants in your home. While it’s easy to just crack a window, that may not be enough, which is why we offer a few different ventilation products to help increase your indoor air quality and keep your home’s air clean and fresh. Your air quality and comfort is important to us at Campbell's Tempracure in Crystal Lake. Our goal is to make sure you can breathe easy and breathe healthy. Call us at 815-788-6283 and chat with one of our indoor air quality experts or you can simply arrange an appointment with us online.