Improve Your Home's Air Quality With These 5 Cheap Tips

February 25, 2020

Ever start to clean your home and notice the amount of dust, hair and other debris floating around in your home’s air? Yuck! Air quality is part of your home’s health (and your health) that’s easy to forget about since it’s not always visible. But, that doesn’t mean it’s not important. 

There are lots of ways you can improve the overall air quality of your home, but a few easy/inexpensive ones include:

  • Keeping your floor clean

  • Being picky about cleaning/house products

  • Buying plants

  • Replacing your air filter regularly

  • Investing in an air purifier

Below, we’ll look at each of these tactics in more detail, so you can start improving the air quality of your home.

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Air Quality Tip #1: Keep your floor clean

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We know that vacuuming, sweeping and mopping are no one’s favorite hobbies, but the cleaner your floor, the cleaner the air.

Why? 

Over time, whatever debris land on your floor will end up in your home’s air. Dust and other particles can become easily airborne by simply walking around, moving furniture, turning your fan or HVAC system on, etc. 

A few easy ways to keep your floor clean include:

  • Taking off your shoes before entering your home

  • Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter regularly (at least once a week) 

  • Brushing pets (outside)

  • Regularly cleaning rugs or other dust-absorbing materials

Air Quality Tip #2: Be picky about house products

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We all love a good-smelling home, but many house products and cleaning supplies contain substances that can irritate allergies and negatively impact your home’s air quality. 

To improve your home’s air quality...

  1. Use fragrance-free cleaners- Some of the fragrances used in cleaners can irritate allergies  

  2. Avoid aerosol products- Many aerosol products spray chemicals directly into your home’s air

  3. Be careful about the kind of candles you burn inside- Many types of candles can produce soot, which reduces your home’s air quality 

Instead, try to buy natural cleaner and candles that are not made with petroleum jelly or vegetable oil. 

Air Quality Tip #3: Buy some plants

Plants

Simply put, plants function as natural air purifiers.

While all types of plants can help improve the air quality of your home, a few easy-to-care-for options include:

  • Spider plants

  • Devil’s Ivy

  • Dracaenas

  • Areca palm

  • Mums

Air Quality Tip #4: Replacing your air filter regularly

Your home’s HVAC air filter traps dust and debris in your home’s air. However, when this air filter becomes clogged with contaminants, it can no longer do its job effectively. 

To keep your home’s air quality high, you should replace your air filter monthly, or when dirty.

If your air filter looks like the one on the right, it's time to replace it.

Air Quality Tip #5: Invest in an air purifier

Investing in an air purifier is one of the best ways to improve the air quality of your home. There are a variety of different air purifiers that help rid your home of different kinds of airborne contaminants. 

A few of the most common types of air purifiers include:

  • Electronic air cleaners, which catch very small particles, like smoke.

  • UV air cleaners, which kill pollutants like bacteria, viruses, mold spores, etc. 

  • Media air cleaners, which catch small particles such as pet dander, lint, dust, dust mite debris, mold spores, smoke, pollen, and more. 

To determine which kind of air purifier is best for your home, you should speak with a professional. They will help you determine which air purification system will be best for your home.

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