Did you know that the air in your home can contain up to 4 times the number of polluting particles as the air outside? We spend more time in our homes than anywhere else, so let’s explore some easy ways to boost indoor air quality and make the air in your home healthier.
1. Use cross ventilation
When you open a window, only a small amount of air is removed from the room, but allow a different entry and exit point for the air, for example two windows or a window and a roof light and this effect is dramatically increased, removing much of the stale, particle filled air and improving indoor air quality.
2. Add plants
House plants work in the home in a similar way to how trees and larger plants do in the wider environment, improving air quality by removing harmful particles. Top of the rankings when it comes to air cleaning effectiveness is the peace lily, and what’s more they’re very easy to care for too. Great if green fingers don’t come naturally!
3. Don’t smoke indoors
This is an obvious one for most, but many people still haven’t got the message when it comes to smoking indoors. It’s one of the worst things you can door for your air quality and your health. Stopping smoking indoors is one of the best things you can do to improve air quality and your health.
4. Cool it with the candles
Candle light can be pretty, but burning them regularly in your home will increase your indoor pollutants. If you can’t resist than candlelit dinner or bath, be sure to ventilate the room well afterwards to improve indoor air quality.
5. Ventilate well after cooking or bathing
Cooking and bathing both have a significant effect on your indoor climate, one with polluting particles and one with steam that can cause damp and mould. Of course, you need to do both, that goes without saying! But you can steal a march on improving air quality by ventilating the room well after you have.
We hope these tips are helpful. If you’re ready to explore some innovative ventilation options for your home, let’s start your ideas flowing…