With more people spending time at home than ever before, maintaining your indoor air quality has never been more important.
Indoor air quality impacts your health, safety, and life more than you probably realize. Poor air quality can negatively impact your ability to breathe, may trigger asthma or allergies, and can significantly lower your energy levels. But good air quality can have the opposite effect, making you healthier and more energetic.
The good news is that you have many different options when it comes to improving your indoor air quality. Vacuuming and cleaning your rugs is a great place to start, since you can take care of it in a few minutes using the things you already have around your house. Setting a no shoes in the house policy can also make a bigger difference than you might expect.
Next, take a good look at your home’s ventilation and filtration. Change your furnace filters, check your air ducts for leaks, and make sure your kitchens and bathrooms have proper ventilation. Mold growth or grease buildup can indicate that you need to change yours.
Finally, consider buying a few new houseplants. Houseplants are more than just decorations, and many of them are highly effective at removing airborne contaminants. Your local nursery should be able to help you find air purifying plants that fit your lighting and aesthetics.