Maintaining the air in your home clean and free of toxic chemicals is a must because it will improve the overall atmosphere in your house and help you make a first good impression to your future guests. What is more, a better air quality comes with many health benefits such as:
- Reduced risk of developing an asthma or unlocking allergies;
- A stronger immune system;
- An improved mood;
If the air in your home is clean and fresh, you can even enjoy a longer lifespan and that is a health benefit which is hard to be ignored, right! The question is – how you can maintain the air quality in your home good at all times. Things like fragranced candles and salt lamps help but are hardly enough to achieve that goal. There are many other things (some of them quite simple to do and rather obvious) which will keep the air in your house always clean and fresh.
No smoking allowed
Do you smoke inside your home? If you do, you will need to stop doing that because cigarette smoke is the worst kind of smell you can have in a house. It is not only unpleasant but it is anything but healthy. Even if smoking is allowed in just one of your home’s rooms, the smoke from the cigarettes will make its way to all other parts of the property. So, you should either kick this habit or smoke in your backyard, for example.
Open your windows
This is yet another quite obvious tip but we feel that we need to mention it since they are many people who forget to leave their windows open (mainly in freezing weather) for at least 15 minutes in the morning, at noon and before going to bed. Even if you live in a busy area where smog is a thing, you will still benefit from that.
Clean AC filters regularly
Dirty air-conditioning filters can cause asthma attacks, coughing, sore through, nose and eye irritation and even fatigue. So, don’t forget to clean or change your AC filters every month.
Surround yourself with the right… plants
You probably know that plants release oxygen but there are also some that can clear the air from toxic chemicals such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde. Among them are English Ivy, Pot Mum, Red Edged Dracaena, Peace Lily, Gerbera Daisy and Bamboo Palm. Believe it or not but these species are more effective in keeping the air in your home clean and free of unpleasant odours even than the most expensive fragranced candle available on the market.
Use a HEPA filter when you vacuum clean
If you don’t clean your home regularly, the air quality in it will always be poor. Vacuum clean every week but make sure you use a HEPA filter when you are doing that. It is more effective at cleaning built-up dirt and removing allergens and pollens from carpets and upholstery. Use professional deep cleaning services in London at least once a year because even the best vacuum cleaner will offer you only partial results.