Did you know that your home’s indoor air quality could be much worse than outside air? This is because our homes tend to only circulate the air already inside the home, meaning that fresh air is rarely introduced. Today we will go over a few ways you can easily improve the air quality of your home.
The first and easiest option is to open the windows in your home. This allows much needed air circulation, and it can be useful to do this daily. However, some days the weather is less than pleasant, so if you can, at least open the windows when you clean, or when you use chemicals such as paint or aerosols. This way your home will not cling to all of those chemicals.
Another great way to keep the air quality in your home at an acceptable level is to clean, and to clean often. Sweeping and mopping weekly, in addition to regular dusting can help ensure your home doesn’t become a breeding ground for mold and dust mites. Both of those things can severely affect your indoor air quality.
Get House Plants
Another smart option is to include some house plants in your decor. House plants such as English ivy and snake plants are great for air quality, because they absorb and filter certain household chemicals. Additionally, plants consume carbon dioxide, and release fresh oxygen.
Invest In An Air Purifier
You also have the option to install air purifiers in your home. Stand alone units are available for single rooms, but you can also get systems that can treat the whole home.