We’ve known for some time now that poor air quality is linked to a variety of serious health problems. Many tend to think that they are safe from pollution (smog, ozone, haze) once they enter their home, but unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Indoor air quality is often 5X more polluted than outdoor air. The air inside of your home may be polluted by house dust, formaldehyde, radon, or VOCs.
VOCs are a large group of chemicals that are found in many products we use to build and maintain our homes. Once these chemicals are inside the house, they are released into the air we breathe. They can be found in the ingredients of hundreds of household products that you use every day, like air fresheners and cleaning products. Chronic exposure to these products has been linked to a broad spectrum of health problems from headaches and asthma to cancer.
- Invest in An Air Purifier
EnviroAire UV works continuously to filter the air that passes through the ducts of your home, purifying every square inch of air within the home or office. EnviroAire UV uses a unique combination of UV-C light and activated carbon cells to improve indoor air quality by destroying odor-causing, and potentially toxic VOCs. This process sterilizes mold, bacteria, viruses, and allergens from the air stream in your home. What remains is water vapor and Carbon Dioxide, which are released back into the air of your home as clean, fresh air.
- Get Some Plants
Did you know that certain plants can help to remove formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon monoxide from your home’s air? Examples of these purifying plants include, Areca Palm, Lady Palm, Bamboo palm, Rubber Plant, Boston Fern, Peace Lily, Spider Plant, and the Snake Plant.
- Use Green Products
Have you ever thought about what is inside that colorful bottle of bathroom cleaner sitting under your sink? Chances are, you have not! Most typical cleaning products are made up of harsh chemicals, which can be detrimental to your health. Green cleaners aren’t corrosive and meet strict standards regarding inhalation toxicity and skin absorption. Changing to greener methods helps reduce pollution in the air of your home. Without the harsh chemicals, many green cleaning products also include pleasant natural essential oils.
- Keep Your Floors Fresh
Chemicals and allergens can accumulate over the years in form of house dust. Clean your carpets/hardwood floors once to week to rid toxins such as, pet dander, pollen, and dust mites. Place a large floor mat in front of every door, inside and outside. Many chemicals are tracked in all sorts via shoes. A door mat reduces the amount of dirt, pesticides, and other pollutants from getting into your home. If the mat is large enough, even those who don’t wipe their shoes will leave most pollutants on the mat — not the floors in your home.
A healthy indoor environment free from VOCs, formaldehyde, mold and other pollutants not only makes your home more pleasant to be in, it can also help prevent asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Contact the team at EnviroAire today to further discover the benefits of the installation an in-duct air purifier in your home.