How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home
You might think that in order to make the air in your home healthier, you might have to spend a lot of money. If you want to buy a cheap keyboard piano, for example, you can find an affordable one by doing some research. In the same way, you can find an affordable option to clean the air which you are going to enjoy and we are going to tell you all about it.
1. Use plants to purify the air
It is widely known that plants produce a lot of oxygen, but there are some plants that NASA has found to be very effective. They can filtrate formaldehyde, benzene, and other pollutants. These plants include the spider plant, English ivy, bamboo palm, Devil’s ivy, Chinese evergreen, and peace lily.
2. Don’t walk around with your shoes on
Even if it seems like something that your grandparents would do, taking your shoes off when entering your home will reduce the number of chemicals that you will have to use to clean your home.
Shoes can get a lot of germs and dirt in your house and they are responsible for having to constantly clean your floors. So making a habit of taking them off will allow you to keep the air clean for a longer period of time.
3. Essential oils
You can use essential oils to improve the air quality in your home in two ways. You can either use a diffuser or you can use them as alternatives to your cleaning products.
If you decide to use a diffuser, you would know that this comes with two benefits: it will make your home smell lovely and it will kill airborne bacteria. Rosemary oil, for example, is known to be an effective air purifier, and so are eucalyptus and clove. The only thing you have to pay attention to is that you are not allergic to any of the oils.
When you clean your home using harsh chemicals, they are being evaporated into the air you breathe, sometimes making it unhealthy. This is why a great alternative is to use essential oils like tea tree oil and others in order to reduce the toxic residue.
4. Use a steamer
Another great way to replace the use of chemicals is to use an electronic appliance that uses steam to clean surfaces. Water is heated to really high temperatures and it will transform into steam that is able to kill 99 percent of bacteria and viruses, allowing you to keep your home clean without the use of chemicals.
There are a lot of different products on the market that are used either for the floor or for your other surfaces. Also, a great way to reduce the contamination of your air is to reduce the unhealthy perfume used in laundry products by using steam for clothes that, besides ironing, it will give them a refresh that will allow you to wash them less.
5. Eliminate mold
If the building you live in is not well ventilated or well isolated, it is really easy for mold to make way inside it. The ugly thing about mold, besides the fact that it smells awful, is the fact that spores are present in the air. These spores can cause a lot of severe issues, but they can also cause allergies and problems that you want to stay away from.
If you struggle to eliminate mold altogether, the problem could well be with the home itself. Some buildings are just so much more prone to mold, and there are even some which can never seem to get rid of it entirely. If you want to make sure you are prioritizing your health, you might consider hiring some top rated movers and simply moving home to somewhere where the air quality is better, and the mold is much less of a problem. Although that might seem like an extreme option, sometimes it is truly the only way.
If you live alone, it is hard to keep in mind that you also have to breathe clean air inside your home. This is why, by using our tips, you will be able to easily purify the air around you and live happy and healthy without spending a lot of money.
Dallas Dorrall is passionate about music and is living her dream managing and promoting Nashville/Muscle Shoals based Country Music Artist, Johnny Collier, currently touring the US. While traveling, she enjoys reviewing new artists, restaurants and nightclubs. Dallas is crazy about her family and friends and attributes her enthusiasm for life to a quote by Marianne Williamson (which she still reads every day) entitled “Our Deepest Fear”.