Getting Clean Indoor Air Without Chemicals
How to Purify the Air in Your Home?
There are potential sources of air pollution in just about every room of your house or office, but don’t worry. The good news is that there are affordable and easy solutions for most of them. Here is a list of things you can do to purify the air in your home without using chemicals.
Decorate with House Plants
Plants not only will make your house look more appealing and bring a relaxing effect, but they also improve the indoor air quality. We recommend using spider plants which have a fantastic power of diminishing benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and xylene.
Smoke Outside Your House
There no secret the cigarette smoke is dangerous for the smoker and those around him or her.
Ventilate Your Home and Open Windows When You Clean
One of the best ways to make contaminants go away is by ventilating your house. You can open a window or use a fan when cooking to remove airborne particles and fumes. Just five minutes a day will be enough to alleviate the accumulation of harmful air pollutants inside.
Vacuum Often and Mop or Steam Hard Floors Regularly
If you can, use a HEPA filtered vacuum cleaner. Don’t forget to mop to make sure there is no lingering dust or pollutants that dusting and vacuuming might miss or leave behind.
Avoid Synthetic Air Fresheners and Harsh Cleaning Products
Essential oil diffusers will help safely clean the air. Tea tree oil not only smells good but it has antibacterial properties and can be added to homemade household cleaners. Other essential oils like clove, eucalyptus and rosemary will help you reduce the number of dust mites in your house!
Also, strong-smelling cleaning products can be lung irritants, so you want to keep its usage at a minimum. You can always use alternative products like white vinegar or baking soda to do the cleaning. That will not only do a good job but protect your respiratory system.
Use an Air Purifier
This device is specially designed to reduce harmful particles in the air effectively. If a family member has allergies or asthma, it is highly recommended to have one.
Stay tuned for more tips to improve the indoor air quality of your home.
If you don’t have an air purifier yet, Quinnair can help. We carry the best brands of HVAC equipment in Colorado. Call us at (720) 836-1907 to speak with an HVAC expert.