Knowing how to improve indoor air quality in your home is important to prevent many respiratory problems. Air quality inside the home can be affected by dust, dust mites, pet dander, and mold. Poor air quality in the home can lead to coughing, sneezing, and aggravate asthma problems.
One of the reasons why air quality can suffer is because of keeping windows closed and the central heating cranked up during the winter. So, now that the warmer spring weather is here, it’s time to open the windows and get rid of the musty air from your home.
You might be surprised if you inspect your home at how much dust is lurking under sofas, beds, and furniture.
Here are our top 3 tips to easily on improve the air quality in your home.
Open your windows every day
Be in the habit of opening your windows every day for around 10 minutes. This can help to get fresh air circulating your home and improve the indoor air quality. It’s also important to open windows if you bring home new furniture or carry out some DIY jobs.
Clean your home regularly
You might be surprised at how quickly dust can accumulate in your home and affect air quality. Remember that dust can easily collect in sofas and other soft furnishings. So, be in the habit to dust ledges, shelves, and worktops where dust can collect. Also, vacuum floors at least once a week and change filters regularly.
Decorate your home with plants
Some plants help to eliminate toxins from the air and can improve air quality naturally. The journal Environmental Health Perspectives reported that certain houseplants get rid of harmful chemicals in the home. It suggested that plants like rubber plant, English ivy, and the Lady’s palm are among some of the best houseplants to improve indoor air quality.