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When you have little ones, you worry about a whole host of different factors that can impact their health and wellbeing. We tend to lay focus on the food that they eat, the beverages that they drink, and how much exercise they are getting – and rightly so! But have you ever considered the quality of the air that they are breathing in? People breathe constantly, but tend to throw caution to the wind when it comes to considering what they are actually breathing in. But various studies have shown that air quality can have a profound impact on our wellness – poor quality can cause respiratory conditions and allergies. Now, you may not be able to control the air outside of your home, but you can at least monitor and control the air inside your home. Here are a few tricks to ensure that you and your family are breathing easy each time you step foot over your threshold!
Plants are nature’s life support system. They draw impurities out of the air and also photosynthesise carbon dioxide into oxygen. If you have plenty of plants in your home, you are essentially investing in a natural air filter. What’s more? You get the added benefit of bringing a little nature into your property’s interiors and brightening up the place a little. Just make sure to look after your plants properly. You should also check whether plants are toxic, as certain types can prove dangerous if consumed by your children or pets. Finally, opt for low pollen plants if you or your little ones have allergies.
Keeping On Top of Your AC
AC systems are great. They can circulate air around your property, keeping everything fresh and preventing air in different rooms from becoming stagnant. They can also regulate the temperature in your home! However, if you have issues with your AC you lose these benefits. It’s important that you tackle problems as soon as they arise with heat and cooling repair. If you wait for too long, dust can build up in the system and when it’s turned back on, this will be spread around your home.
You might have seen salt lamps – whether in a friend’s home, on Pinterest, or in a glossy interior design magazine. Not only do they look great, but they have genuine air purifying benefits too. It is claimed that salt, when heated, draws in water from the air. This water contains all sorts of bacteria and dirt. So, essentially, the lamp draws in bacteria that you would otherwise be breathing in! Keep a look out for different designs that can fit in with your home decor.
These are just a few different steps that you can take in order to control and maintain the air quality in your home. Incorporate them into your property and routine as soon as possible to start feeling the benefits!