Indoor air pollution is nothing to sneeze at – no pun intended. With several known health effects resulting from exposure to household pollution, establishing good air quality should be at the top of every homeowner’s priority list. Here are five things you can start doing today to reduce air pollution in your home.
Trick One: Invest in an air purification system.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to begin cleaning up your air is by investing in a purification system. Not just any old purifier will work, though. Buy a filter with the HEPA label – these products have undergone rigorous testing and have proven to remove 99.97% of airborne particles.
Trick Two: Improve the natural ventilation in your home.
Indoor air is usually more polluted than outdoor air because airborne contaminants are found at higher concentrations inside. One way to combat this is by increasing the natural ventilation in your home. This can be done with the use of exhaust fans, and by leaving your windows open when the weather permits.
Trick Three: Stop using commercial air fresheners.
Despite what the label says, air fresheners don’t clean your air. In fact, they fill it with toxic chemicals – even the ones marked as “all natural”. Instead, use one of these homemade recipes to make your own air freshener, or just light a match to overpower strong odors.
Trick Four: Dust the right way.
Dusting your home isn’t as simple as you may think. For best results, you should always use a microfiber cloth; they are specially designed to attract dust, while traditional feather dusters just spread it around. Also, when dusting a room, always start at the top and work your way down to the floor to avoid double-dusting.
Trick Five: Decorate your home with houseplants.
Houseplants aren’t just for looks, they can actually improve your air quality! A study from NASA found that certain houseplants can naturally remove harmful particles from the air. Click here to learn more about how houseplants can reduce indoor air pollution.
How clean is the air in your home? If you don’t know, consider scheduling a free indoor air quality consultation with the experts at Devine Bros. If you live in Norwalk, Westport, or New Canaan, call us today at (203) 866-4421.