We spend a lot of time at home, which can lead to the deterioration of the quality of the air. Indoor air can get polluted in many different ways and when it is, it can lead to serious health issues and complications. Dust, mildew, smoke, mold, and allergens all hang in the air and they are so dangerous because they are invisible to the naked eye. It is therefore important to try to clean the air in our homes which will increase its quality and lead to a healthier home.
Take Care of Dust
Dust is the easiest pollutant to get rid of. Regular dusting and vacuuming are both important tasks in removing dust, dander, and other particles from the home. For even cleaner air, use dust mite proof covers on all surfaces and wash beddings and other covers at least once a week.
Turn on the Air Conditioner
Even though most people know what an air conditioner does, many people do not know that most air conditioners also do a very good job of cleaning the air. Air conditioners should be serviced regularly to keep them working as they should.
Use an Air Filter
Air filters do an excellent job of removing dust, spores, dander, and other allergens from the air. There are lots of different air filters including HEPA and ionic filters. The HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) filters do a better job than ionic filters but they are also much more expensive.
Filters can get clogged up and need replacing. How often you do this will depend on your particular environmental factors. The good news is that you can find cheap filters online so changing them regularly does not become a costly burden.
Use a Vent Fan
Using a vent fan in the bathroom reduces the growth of mildew and mold. These fans remove the moisture from the air and should be turned on ten minutes before you get in the shower. They should also be left running for about 20minutes after you are done showering.
Smoke from the kitchen can pollute the air, so you are advised to turn on the ventilation hood in the kitchen when cooking. This will help remove smoke and other pollutants that are produced as you cook, especially when roasting.
If you do not have a ventilation hood, you could also open the windows to let the smoke out and some fresh air in. Some household cleaners contain harsh chemicals that cruciate