Indoor pollutants and allergens circulate in the air in your home and affect the health of residents and the quality of the environment. If you’re ready to improve your home’s air quality, here are a few tips you can follow for cleaner air.
Change Your Air Filter to Improve Air Quality
Your HVAC system’s air filter collects dirt and pollutants that circulate in the home. If the filter becomes clogged, dirt will continue to recirculate. Replace the air filter every two months depending on the season and how often the HVAC system is in use.
Use an Air Purifier in Your Home
Use an air purifier to remove dust and airborne contaminants from the air. Invest in an air purifier that has a HEPA filter, which will prevent any allergens that are collected from recirculating through your home. Run the device in the area of the home where you spend the most time.
Install an air purifier in damp areas of the house like the bathrooms or basement where mildew and mold are prone to grow. Using a dehumidifier will also help in areas with poor ventilation and moisture issues.
Change Habits to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Don’t use cleaning products that contain chemicals or toxins. Stick to natural household items like vinegar, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide when cleaning. Also, be careful about the types of candles that you burn. Toss out any candles that have artificial fragrances and switch to soy candles for cleaner air.
Keep Your Home Clean
Make it a point to dust and vacuum regularly to pick up dirt and particles that affect your air quality. Vacuum each week with a HEPA filter device to cut down on the amount of dust, mold, pet hair, and dander. Regularly cleaning the drapes and bedding also helps to keep the air clean. Declutter your home to remove places where dust accumulates.
House Plants Improve Air Quality
Adding house plants to the interior of your home will not only help the aesthetics of the space but will also purify the air. Certain house plants naturally clean the air by removing harmful compounds as they absorb them through their leaves and roots.
By using a few of these methods, you will improve your home’s air quality so you can breathe easier and maintain a cleaner environment. Although dust and pollutants are difficult to eliminate completely, these tips will cut down on the contaminants that build up indoors over time.
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