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Breathing Clean Air

The average adult spends more than 80% of their time indoors, making air quality important to maintaining good health.

You can improve your indoor air in a variety of ways:

1. Select low or zero VOC paint. This will help reduce breathable toxins by minimizing these volatile organic compounds.

2. Purchase an ENERGY STAR® qualified air purifier. It can improve the quality of the air you breathe indoors while reducing utility bills.

3. Change your air filters on a regular basis. You can save up to $180 per year by replacing dirty filters every three months.

Include safety as part of your clean air campaign, purchasing such items as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

Upgrade to an ENERGY STAR® qualified purifier

ENERGY STAR® qualified room air purifiers are 40% more energy-efficient than standard models, saving you about 230 kilowatt hour (kWh) usage per year and $25 annually on utility bills. These savings could add up to $200 over the life of the air purifier.

Take the Home Efficiency Audit

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HOW TO IMPROVE HOME AIR QUALITY

Poor home air quality has been linked to a variety of health-related issues including allergies, headaches, chronic fatigue and insomnia. By improving the quality of air in your home, you can help improve your health and reduce dusts and odors.

Clean Air Products Sold
Items
69,122,844
The number of clean air products sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.

*This number includes low VOC paint and ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters and air purifiers.
Amt. Pollution Avoided
lbs
399,049,564
The amount of atmospheric pollution (Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2)) in pounds prevented from being released into the atmosphere based on the amount of clean air products (low VOC paint and ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters and air purifiers) sold by The Home Depot from 2006 to 2011.

This number assumes that the low VOC paint sold replaced regular paint, the ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters sold replaced electric tank water heaters and that the ENERGY STAR® air purifiers sold are not replacing any old purifiers.
Gals. of Gasoline Not Burned
gal
10,973,186
The number of gallons of gasoline that, on average, emit the same amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in pounds that is released into the atmosphere by burning coal to produce the same amount of electricity saved by the amount of ENERGY STAR® qualified tankless water heaters sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
Trees Grown for Ten Years
trees
2,461,933
The number of trees that, on average, would need to be planted and grown for ten years in order to offset the amount of CO2 that would have been released into the atmosphere by burning coal to produce the same amount of electricity saved by the amount of tankless water heaters sold from 2006 to 2011 at The Home Depot stores in the United States.
The above numbers are based on averages and certain assumptions. Click on a ticker for details.

Breathe greener with The Home Depot

If you're going green, turn to The Home Depot. We pride ourselves on being sustainability minded and offer many different Eco Options products. Improving your home’s air proves no exception. Whether upgrading your air quality or reducing emissions that pollute, we’ve got what you need from low volatile organic compound paint to air filters and ENERGY STAR® labeled air purifiers.