Air is an important need in our life. It is very important to improve air quality in which we breathe in. Polluted air can harm our immunity and breathing system and may affect us with different types of diseases. You can wear an anti-pollution mask each time you go out, but is it possible to wear that mask all time when you are staying in your own house? Yes, air quality can deteriorate domestically and it is very important to improve the air quality that you are breathing in your home. In this article, we talk about some of the easiest home improvement techniques that may help you.
If you have a HVAC unit then it is very important to check them regularly by a professional HVAC technician. When you check your HVAC unit you should enquire whether the unit is fitted with a HEPA filtration system. If your unit’s filter can be upgraded to HEPA system then you must opt for it. HEPA filtration system is reported to have the highest Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value and can improve air quality by filtering out air particles smaller than 0.3 microns (including viruses).
To maintain your HVAC unit, you should follow some easy steps for home improvement. Keep it clear from any kinds of dirt or debris and restrict the growth of any kinds of plants near it. Also put a cover on the filter as all the factors discussed above may cause in obstruction of the air. Also try to clean the ventilation duct covers as dirt accumulates the most in this part and can circulate you with polluted air.
There are a number of impure elements that hamper your air quality in your house. Dust is one of those elements. A house full of dust means a number of harmful bacteria, viruses and allergens will ply around and would affect you with different kinds of respiratory diseases. So, it is very important to deep clean every corner of your house regularly as a measure to home improvement of the air.
You can use natural agents like beeswax candles and salt lamps whose negative ions would remove the positive charged ions of the pollutants. Usage of hard chemicals like bleach and ammonia will affect your home with toxic vapour. Dust also gathers on various surfaces of your house, you can clean them with homemade mixtures with lemon, vinegar and other acidic agents. Installing an electronic air purifier at the corner of all the rooms is also a good idea.
You should also clean the blades of your fan and the kitchen exhaust as dust gathers mostly on these surfaces. You should also construct some natural ventilation outlets inside your house so that you do not have to worry about pollutants every time. Oxygen coming from the ventilators would not only improve the household air quality but also will eliminate the dust.
One of the best ways to improve air quality domestically is to place potted plants at the outer surfaces of your home. The plants exhale oxygen and this drastically reduces the pollutants and makes the air harmless for breathing. There are a number of potted plants that can be easily placed in any corner of the house. You have to maintain them and water them regularly. Money plants and other types of climbing trees would be a great option to place at your home. Many studies by different universities and organizations have also come to a conclusion that potted plants can improve domestic air quality naturally.
These are some of the simple yet effective tips through which you can improve air quality in your home at Live Enhanced. The items which are mentioned here can be availed easily from local stores and they are very much inexpensive. So, before going for installing expensive air purifiers, you can try these.