Now that we are spending more time indoors due to COVID-19; it’s a good time to review how to keep your air clean!
You are probably spending time doing all that spring cleaning now that you are locked down in your home – washing windows, laundering curtains; but what about the air inside your home? In some residences, the air indoors can be more polluted than the air outside! Dust and dirt can make respiratory issues like asthma worse.
Let’s look at some ways to help you breathe easier
1. Keep Floors Clean
Vacuum with a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. This way you will reduce allergens and harmful chemicals that can get into your home.
2. Don’t Let It Get Too Humid
Excess humidity attracts mould, dust mites and other allergens. Use a dehumidifier or an air conditioner to keep humidity levels low.
Not only do plants help filter the air in your home, they can also boost your mood (and who doesn’t need a mood booster right now!) Lily’s and rubber plants make great air purifiers and are easy to take care of.
4. Clean your Ducts – not the quacking kind
Think of air ducts as the lungs of your home; all the air from your heating and cooling systems flow through them. If you can’t remember the last time you had them professionally cleaned; now’s the time!
5. Change Your Filters
More than just your Furnace has filters! Change or clean the filters on your Furnace, air conditioner, dryer and range hood range. Change them regularly to keep them working efficiently and the air in your home clean!