There's lots of ways to have cleaner air in your home. You aren’t doomed to a home with poor air quality. Improving the air quality in your home can help you to have better overall health. These are some ways to have cleaner air in your home that you can try today.
1. Welcome Houseplants
If you haven’t always been a fan of houseplants, it may be time to become one. It turns out that there are several houseplants that can improve the air quality in your home. They filter out bad things such as chemicals and make the air cleaner. Aloe vera plants, spider plants and azaleas are all plants that help clean your air. Purchasing houseplants such as those mentioned here is one of the ways to have cleaner air in your home.
2. Splurge for Good Quality Air Filters
There's lots of different air filters that you can buy. It can get a bit confusing as to which one is best. If you compare them, they will usually tell you what particles the filter will remove from your heating and air system such as dust, pet dander and molds. The more particles the filter keeps out, the better quality the filter is. The filtration level number is also helpful. The higher the number, the better the quality.
3. Change Filters Often
It isn’t enough to choose a quality air filter. In order for them to work best, you need to change them regularly. The most common recommendation is to change them every 3 months. If you notice they are extremely dirty after three months, you might want to try changing them every 2 months. Writing down the date they need to be changed can help you to remember.
4. Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers can definitely help keep the air in your home cleaner. That’s their sole purpose. There are many different types of air purifiers to choose from. It’s good to place one in the main living area of your house and one in your bedroom. Those are the places you probably spend the most time.
5. Spray Lysol Regularly
If you’re concerned about germs in your home, Lysol is a good product to use. I try to spray Lysol daily during cold and flu season. Aim for hot spots such as remote controls, door knobs and sink handles. Killing germs can save you a lot of trouble. It means less sick days and fewer medical expenses.
6. Dust with a Damp Cloth
It’s best to dust with a damp cloth. If you dry dust you’re spreading the dust and it’ll resettle in your home. You can use a dusting product or a simple damp rag will work fine. This is a tip allergists commonly recommend. Dusting at least once a week is a good idea, too.
7. Stop Dirt and Dust at the Door
Stopping dirt and dust at the door means cleaner air in your home. You can do this by using a welcome mat outside your door and a rug inside the door. This catches a lot of things from being tracked into your home. In addition to preventing dust and dirt from being tracked in, it also helps stop germs from coming in. Taking your shoes off on the rug inside your home can help, too.
These are some tips you can follow to have cleaner air in your home. Do you have some additional tips? Please feel free to share.