Being in the house more than usual, please don't forget about the quality of air you're breathing in daily. In a previous post I discussed the importance of changing your air filter when using a furnace.
Here are a few more suggestions for keeping the air clean in your house. The quality of air you breathe affects your respiratory system as well.
1. Open Your Windows
**If the air outside is horribly contaminated with chemicals and pollutants DO NOT do this***
Early in the morning choose a room where you leave the window open for at least 15 minutes. This allows the current air in your house to be filtered out by new fresh air. This allows the polluted air in your home to circulate and be filtered by new air coming in.
2. Air Purifier
The house we purchased was vacant for two years & the windows had been bolted shut. There was a very stale smell and poor air quality due to no ventilation. One of the very first things I did was purchase an Air Purifier.
We purchased a larger one and let it run continuously for about a week on every floor.
Make sure you purchase a HEPA Air Purifier. This makes a huge difference with the capacity it has to clean your air. It filters out viruses and bacteria!
3. Real Plants
We still have the same plants we bought when we first purchased our home 3 1/2 years ago. Those plants aided in cleaning the air up amazingly and in a short amount of time! However, all plants aren't meant for indoors. So make sure you take the time and pick the right ones. We've had the same ones for 3 1/2 years and they've been AMAZING!
Real plants can clean the air by:
- Absorbing toxins
- Producing oxygen
- Increasing humidity
So, if you really want to be safer at home...
Make sure you're keeping the air inside, clean.