Most of us are used to the fact that the air outside our homes is smoggy and full of dirt from passing vehicles, people smoking etc. however what we don’t often consider is the quality of air inside our homes. In actual fact if we don’t take care of the air inside our homes then it could be better to step outside and get some air rather than stay indoors.
However no one wants to live inside a home where the air is dirty and possibly doing our health some damage. The good news is that you don’t have to put up with this because with a few subtle changes you could really improve the quality of the air in your home.
Keep Up With Your Housework
No one wants to live in a dusty home, but actually it could be doing more damage than just looking unsightly. Try to get into the habit of using a damp cloth for all of your dusting needs because this will prevent dust from settling again too soon. If you are really concerned about having air that is as fresh as possible try to buy nontoxic cleaning products and use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
A Bit Of Fresh Air
If the weather is cool enough then try to have the windows open as much as you can, especially if you are cleaning or cooking where smells can affect the air quality. Even on colder days if you can bear to have the window open for a small amount of time, you’ll really notice the difference with the quality of the air in your home – after all, air in your rooms will soon become stale with all of the windows and doors shut.
It is easy to be drawn into buy candles or installing a wood-burning fireplace but these let pollutants into the air which really decreases air quality. In fact these have the same affect on the air as smoking cigarettes does. Try to avoid these, use nontoxic candles and keep windows open where you can.
Air Conditioning Units
Air conditioning units are a great way of keeping the air in a room circulating and as fresh as possible. You can buy these units in all shapes and sizes which means that whatever you are looking for there will be something to suit you. It is also possible to get air purifiers to work alongside these to help keep the air in your home in an even better condition.