10 Ways To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home

Would you like better air quality in your home? These 15 tips will help you get cleaner air in your home in no time.

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Whether you want to make your home healthier for your family, or you know your home air quality is in need of improvement, there’s a lot you can do to clean it up. To help you get started, here are 10 ways to improve the air quality in your home:

Ventilate

One of the easiest ways to improve the air quality in your home is to ventilate it. You can do this by opening doors and windows and letting air flow through, even in winter.

Use Low VOC Paint

VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) can impact air quality because they are chemicals that are known to be bad for our health, and for the environment. By using low VOC paints you avoid putting those chemicals into your indoor air, boosting the air quality for everyone in your household.

Plants

There is a dispute in the science community about whether or not plants can actually make your air healthier. We know they can en masse, the question is whether they can in the small numbers we have them in the home. Either way, they *could* be good for your air quality but they definitely are beneficial for your mental health so it is worth having a few around.

Use Hypoallergenic Products

Hypoallergenic cleaning products steer clear of ingredients known to set off many peoples allergies. They usually contain minimal VOC’s and fragrance in general and ingredients are more likely to be natural.

Make Your Own Natural Cleaning Products

You could make your own natural cleaning products and completely avoid chemicals altogether. Lemon, vinegar, baking soda and even essential oils can be great cleaning ingredients if used in the right way.

Avoid Condensation

Condensation is where moisture in the air is drawn to a cold spot and turns to droplets, which then contributes to mould and damp in a room. Mould is very bad for your health and where possible, if you can avoid condensation at all you can avoid even having to deal with mould in the first place. To avoid condensation you should ventilate and try to use extraction fans in high humidity areas, or areas where there are no windows.

Avoid Smoking

Smoking in doors is extremely bad for the people and pets in your home. Passive smoking is known to cause cancer, and just by smoking outside or even better, quitting, you can prevent others in your home breathing in your smoke.

Opt For Hypoallergenic Flooring

Flooring can be a huge factor in air quality because dust and debris get stuck in it and then spread when we walk on the flooring. Hypoallergenic flooring like cork, tiles or hardwood are great for improving the air quality in your home.

Get A Good Vacuum

A great vacuum will suck up the hair, debris, skin and other tiny dust particles in the home, boosting the air quality. You may have to pay out more for a great vacuum but it is worth it to enjoy better air quality in your home. You should also declutter into your cheap self storage unit so that there are less items to vacuum in and around. Dust collects everywhere and so, the more items you can place in cheap self storage, the less place there are for dust and debris to hide.

Fix Any Damp

Damp can commonly be caused by building problems or leaks in the home. By fixing damp you avoid mould and mildew and other issues caused by damp. If you rent, your landlord should take the appropriate action to fix the damp, mould and mildew so that you are renting a healthy home.

Using the tips above you can get better air quality in your home. With a few simple changes your family will be able to breathe cleaner air for better health and vitality everyday.