Most of us take the air quality in our homes for granted. In many homes, however, problems such as dust, hair and mites can cause problems.
If you have an allergy, you’ll probably notice poor air quality before someone who doesn’t have an issue. The truth is, whatever your personal health, bad air often makes big difference to our personal health and well-being. It’s something that we’re used to hearing about in our streets. Local councils are trying to find new ways of improving outdoor air quality, including reducing traffic in towns and cities.
The good news is that at home you can have more control of this and there’s a lot you can do to improve air quality if it’s not the best.
Here are some of our top tips:
- Surface Cleaning
We’re not suggesting that you should be doing it every day but take time at least once a week to give the house a proper clean and it will make a big difference. One of the big issues with air quality is dust which can settle anywhere and is often floating around in the air, unseen. If you have pets, it’s doubly important that you vacuum regularly and dust to remove skin and hair as these can exacerbate allergies.
Too much clutter and mess in a place may also attract more dust making things even worth. Should you have too much stuff in the house, it’s quite healthy to have a declutter now and again.
Our advice is to try and get into a regime where you vacuum the house properly at least once a week and dust all the surfaces down. If you work full-time, however, this can be a huge chore and one which you may not want to handle when you’re tired.
- More Plants
Many people don’t like to keep plants because they think they are difficult to look after. Having various plants in your home can make a huge difference to the air quality, however. They take in carbon dioxide and give out oxygen so you should have at least a few as a bare minimum. Plants like aloe vera are particularly good at boosting oxygen levels and don’t require much looking after or watering.
If you’re searching for a cost-effective way to improve air quality, plants are the perfect natural solution.
- Letting Natural Light and Air In
Opening the windows for a little while each day is the best way to get some fresh air into your rooms and clear some of the dust. One area of the home that can get a little problematic is the kitchen. Build-up of condensation during cooking leads to all sorts of problems such as damp on the wall and mildew and mould if there’s not enough ventilation.
For those with a flat roof, consider installing a Flatglass rooflight that can be opened and closed on command. This is also a good way to add more light into an area like an extension, as well as giving increased airflow at the same time.
- Get an Air Purifier for Winter
For those who don’t like to open the windows during winter, another option is to invest in a decent air purifier. These basically take the old, dusty air and then filter it before expelling it back into the room. You can get small air purifiers that fit in the bedroom or larger models for bigger rooms such as the living room or kitchen.
Talk to us about opening Flatglass rooflights for ventilation on 01480 474 797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.