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We are living in an age where air pollution is on the rise. This should be a subject of concern, especially for those of us who live in inner cities. After all, poor quality air can have detrimental effects on our overall health and wellbeing. They can trigger respiratory problems and make you unwell. While we may not be able to control the air quality outside of our home, we can take the reins when it comes to air quality within our properties. Here are a few steps that you can take in order to achieve this!
Maintain Your Air Conditioning
Many of us have air conditioning systems in our home. They help to regulate air temperature, preventing us from tossing and turning in the heat that we generate through the night and ensuring that upper floors are comfortable despite heat rising. They can also ensure that air in your home isn’t stagnant and is circulated effectively. You need to ensure that air conditioning repairs are carried out as soon as they are necessary and that the unit is cleaned regularly. This will prevent problems from worsening and will also ensure that dirt and dust aren’t left to limit airflow or to circulate throughout your home.
Invest in Houseplants
Houseplants can add real aesthetic value to your home. They brighten the place up and bring a touch of nature indoors. But they do also come hand in hand with more benefits. Plants are essentially nature’s own life support system – they reduce the number of particulates in the air surrounding them and photosynthesising carbon dioxide into oxygen. This can significantly improve the air quality in your home. Attractive and effective options include:
- Bamboo Plants
- Peace Lilies
- Weeping Figs
- Boston Ferns
Just make sure to check different species before investing in them. Some plants are poisonous or toxic to pets and animals. Some will release pollen, which isn’t good for those of us with allergies. Conducting checks will ensure that you don’t purchase a plant that fails to suit your wants and needs.
Consider Salt Lamps
Chances are that you’ve seen salt lamps at some point or another. Not only do they look nice, but there are claims that they can purify the air in the room that they are in. It is argued that salt naturally pulls in water from the air surrounding the lamp and seeing as water can hold pollutants, allergens, and even bacteria, this is an extremely tempting addition to your home!
These are just a few different ways that you can attempt to improve the air quality in your home. You’ll be able to breathe easy once you implement them into your interior design!