Simple Ways Any Homeowner Can Improve Their Indoor Air Quality

Spending time indoors is meant to be relaxing; the last thing you’ll want to deal with after a long day at work is your allergies flaring up. Poor indoor air quality is a common problem that many people struggle to resolve. So how can you remove allergens, dirt, and dust from your air to make your home feel refreshing and comfortable?

The good news is that you don't have to spend a lot of money on expensive air purifiers to naturally improve your home's air quality.

Know the Warning Signs

Many homes with poor indoor air quality lack an odor that would let you know something is wrong. Instead, residents will begin to suffer from allergy symptoms, especially those with respiratory conditions like asthma. If you or your family members experience red, watery eyes, runny noses, clogged sinuses, or frequent sneezing and coughing, chances are that your indoor air quality isn't up to snuff.

Wash Dirty Clothes and Bedding Regularly

Dust mites cling to fabric, including your clothes and linens, curtains, and even furniture cushions. Make sure that you regularly wash all of these items; try not to leave any loads of laundry lingering for more than a week.

Use Beeswax Candles

Candles made from beeswax release negative ions that can help purify your home's air. Releasing negative ions that counteract the positive charge of dust, dirt and other air pollutants is how many air purifiers work; beeswax candles are a more affordable, natural alternative.

Invest in Some Helpful Houseplants

Many houseplants are known to improve air quality. They're also low-maintenance and don't take up a lot of space, so you can enjoy their purifying benefits without having to worry about spending a fortune or polishing that green thumb. Some of the best houseplants for better air quality are:

  • Bamboo

  • English ivy

  • Snake plant

  • Aloe vera

  • Gerbera daisy

  • Spider plant

Use Natural Paints

If you're doing some renovations, check the paints you use to make sure that they don't release harmful gasses that can contaminate your home's air. There are also certain types of glue used in furniture that produce toxins that can lower air quality and irritate allergies.

If your home's air quality has reached an all-time low, contact us at Fox & Sons. We can help you ensure that your HVAC system is thoroughly cleaned, suggest air purifying techniques, and bring you and your family the comfort you deserve. Call us today at (800) 716-4990.