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Celebrate Earth Day With a Lungful of Clean Air

We may be fortunate enough to live in an area ripe with plenty of natural beauty but, if you’ve ever traveled to someplace like New York City or Los Angeles, you may realize just how lucky we are. However, luck isn’t the only factor in getting to enjoy the splendor of the outdoors.

Natural beauty and clean air are, these days, something we have to continually work towards. While Earth Day is a celebration of natural beauty, it should also serve as a reminder not to take our one home for granted and to continue to be mindful and cognizant of how to protect our environment.

Next time you take a deep breath of crisp and clean air, think of how you can do your part. However, have you ever thought about the air quality in your home and how you can ensure your air is clean inside as well as outside? Here are some key things to keep in mind.

Keeping Your Indoor Air Pure

saltlampChances are, unless you have allergies, you don’t give much thought to the quality and purity of air inside your house. However, your air quality indoors can dip and cause you to feel fatigued or less than your best without you even knowing it.

There are a couple of excellent ideas that can help purify the air inside your house. One great example is to keep plenty of live plants in your house.

Plants are essential parts of our oxygen cycle and having fresh air being created in your house can do a world of good when it comes to indoor air quality.

Utilize Clean Air Filters

airfiltersPlants can help purify the air in your house but another important job is cleaning the air as it comes into your house. The usage of clean air filters can help remove contaminants from the air as they enter your home, particularly items like dust and pollen.

While filters should be regularly changed around the house, you can also pay specific attention to rooms that may need a little more help.

For example, rooms that pets frequent or sleep in can often get more contaminants in the air and the filters in these rooms can be changed more regularly.

Let the Fresh Air Flow

outdoorventilationAs much as we try to purify our indoor air, nothing can beat the occasional usage of outdoor ventilation to bring in beautiful, fresh air. Opening some windows, particularly if they have screens, can let in some of these clean air. The circulation of fresh air can sweep out any of the stale air in your house.

Admittedly, the outdoor ventilation might let some outdoor dust and pollen in, the benefits of letting in new air outweighs this, especially if you have a solid filtration system in place. Take today to remember that the incredible lungful of fresh air doesn’t come without work.

Although it may seem small, everyone can do their part to ensure that we protect our home planet and keep our air pure. Make an Earth Day resolution to take an extra step to keep our home green. If you have any questions about improving your indoor air quality, you can feel free to call one of our air purification experts at Sharp-Long 72 Degrees Air Conditioning and Heating at (816) 524-4308. We’ll be happy to help.