Tips for improving the air quality in your home
July 28, 2022
Failure to ventilate your living space on a daily basis can have a number of unpleasant consequences, for example:
– Increased humidity and a feeling of stuffy air.
– An increase in toxic gases, especially in furniture and furnishings.
– Allergies proliferate, irritating the respiratory tract through dust and dust mites.
In today’s article, we give you some tips to improve your home environment and avoid all these problems.
Give ventilation the importance it deserves.
This action is a simple gesture with powerful effects that will help you to renew the air inside your home. The ideal time to ventilate your home is between 10 and 20 minutes a day (it is advisable to do it more than twice a day). If you leave home early and find it impossible to ventilate, don’t forget to do so when you return.
Spaces such as the kitchen, washroom and bedrooms usually need more ventilation than the rest of the rooms due to the energy, odours and vapours they accumulate.
Go for indoor plants.
Houseplants can help eliminate toxic agents and improve air quality, in addition to their decorative potential. In addition, placing them strategically can help create an atmosphere of well-being.
Avoid sprays and chemicals
Every time you use this type of product, you are releasing air that is harmful to your health (VOC). It is recommended to reduce their use by using air fresheners, deodorants and similar products of natural origin such as, for example, lemon in baking soda, cinnamon, vinegar or a bouquet of natural roses.
Ventilation can also help to counteract their effects.
Avoid synthetic fabrics
There are a large number of textiles and upholstery that gradually release chemicals. It is advisable to opt for natural fibres such as cotton or linen. Avoid frequent vacuuming of carpets or sofas, which are prone to dust and mite accumulation. Take bedding and carpets to be washed often and, if possible, use dehumidifiers, extractors or fans.
If you are a smoker, avoid smoking indoors. Not smoking in your home will not only avoid concentrating all the chemicals that tobacco carries indoors, but will also eliminate the possibility of the unpleasant smell permeating walls, furniture and textiles.
As you have seen, ventilating your home is a healthy habit that takes care of you, your home and your loved ones. So remember to welcome new air into your home to feel fresh and create a healthier environment.
We hope these tips will help you improve the air quality in your home!