Improve Indoor Air Quality With These Tips

Sept. 6, 2017

There’s this expression where we say something about going out for some fresh air, which is well and good. But do we really have to go out just get some fresh air? Granted, that the air outside will always be more refreshing (unless you live in a high-rise in the middle of a city of a half million people). We can, however, make an effort to make the indoor air quality in our home even better. There are ways to do just that. Here are some of them.

House plants

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has a list of plants that they recommend for improving indoor air quality. If they’re good enough for a space station, they‘re good enough for our more grounded homes, don’t you think? The NASA lists aloe vera, spider plant, peace lily, bamboo palm, and Boston fern among the plants that are very good at filtering air indoors.

Clean your carpets

Carpets are often home to countless allergens and pollutants. While vacuuming would work, it still wouldn’t be as thorough as a professional carpet cleaning service.

Let fresh air in

Since outside air is typically more refreshing, how about opening a window or two just to let in some of that clean and fresh air? Few things are better than natural ventilation to refresh the air inside your home.

Dehumidify your home

Moisture breeds dust mites and mold. To keep them under control, run a dehumidifier inside your home to help remove the moisture from the air. Fixing leaky roofs, ceilings, and plumbing and not overwatering houseplants are also effective ways of reducing the level of moisture in your home.

No smoking

Make your entire home a non-smoking area. There are thousands of chemicals in cigarette smoke, which would be more than enough to ruin not only the indoor air quality in your home but also the health of everyone in the household.

Refrain from using aerosols

Don’t ever think that the synthetic air freshener you love to spray generously inside your home is doing your indoor air quality any favors. All it does is pump more chemicals into the air. The same goes for any aerosol products that you regularly use such as hair spray and deodorants.

Clean, and clean smart

Regularly cleaning your house contributes immensely to improving the air quality in your home. However, you have to clean smart too by using cleaner and cleaning supplies that are eco-friendly and non-toxic.

We spend a significant part of our time indoors, and it's only right for us to do what we can to improve the air quality inside our homes.

Article Courtesy of Precision Air & Heating, an air conditioning company in sunny Arizona.


Topics: Dehumidifiers and Air Purifiers, Going Green, Healthy Homes, Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation


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