You may be having a bad air day every day – and we are not talking about the pollution outdoor but the air around your four walls. This poor indoor air quality can affect your health and the health of your family severely. Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or possibly, years later.
Indoor air contains contaminants that can make you sick, cause allergies, trigger coughing, chest tightness, sore throat, watery or itchy eyes, shortness of breathand worsen asthma if you have to breathe it on a daily basis. Now you may be thinking what could possibly be polluting the indoor air? Well it can very well be the pollutants that lurk outdoors are making their way even indoor. And they can as well join forces with other irritants present already. Those can include fumes from gas-fired appliances, allergens such as pet dander, house dust mites, and mold. There are potential sources of air pollution in just about every room of your house, but don’t despair. The good news is that there are easy, and affordable solutions for most of them.
This piece of advice may seem simple at first, but there is more to improving the ventilation of your indoor spaces than just opening a window. Outdoor air contains by-products of gas emissions from cars and trucks, industrial pollution, as well as dirt and mold which you obviously don’t want indoor. So consider installing trickle vents to purify and cycle the air you breathe indoors.
Turn on your bedroom AC
Use an air conditioner whenever feasible. Many pollutants are water-soluble, and as air conditioners remove water from the atmosphere, they competently remove those pollutants. Air conditioners also remove pollen and particulate matter.
Natural Air Conditioning
Now the temptation of opening windows to let fresh air in especially during summer is something we cannot resist at times. But always remember by doing so you are allowing pollutants to enter your living space. Instead, try some of these tips to cool your home naturally – Use ceiling fans, minimize use of heat-producing appliance, install heat-blocking window treatments. Since plants are known as Mother Nature’s air purifiers, make sure you grow more plants in and around your home.
Excessive dust, smoking, and the use of chemical products like paint, detergents, pesticides, and synthetic fibres are among the most common causes of indoor air pollution. Try to eliminate as many of these sources from your living spaces as possible and always be on the lookout for all-natural alternatives to chemical-laden household items.
Be strict with cleaning
Dust and dust mites are the leading indoor air contaminants and can cause allergies. So make sure to use a vacuum dust brush attachment to dust instead of a cloth or other type of duster that can spread dust into the air. Also use allergen protective covers on your pillows and mattresses to reduce the amount of dust mites and other allergens that accumulate on them.Wash bedding in hot water to make sure you kill dust mites and their eggs. Dust mites can account for 10% or more of the weight of your pillows and bedding so it is important to remove them frequently to cut down on the allergens you sleep with every night.
Get home a HEPA (High-efficiency particulate air) filter
Stand-alone HEPA air filter is an effective option for cleaning the air of a single room. It ensures the air in your home is as healthy as possible.While it is impossible to eliminate every airborne allergen particle, there are some very effective air purifiers (take Atmoz Air purifiers as an example) that remove almost every contaminant in the air.HEPA filters can remove 99.97% of airborne contaminants as small as 0.3 microns that cause allergies and asthma. Carbon filters are effective at removing odours from the air. More importantly they remove harmful chemical vapours and VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) from the air you are breathing. An air purifier with a HEPA/carbon filter is the best choice for purifying the air in your home. If you are ready to clean the air in your indoor spaces then you should look at the range of Atmoz air purifiers available and choose one that meets your unique needs.