Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
March 15, 2021
As we bid a not-so-fond farewell to the cold, dry days of winter, it’s important to realize that the change in seasons can play havoc with our indoor air quality. The combination of increased rain and warmer temperatures can result in higher levels of humidity. While lovely to look at, the blooming trees and plants also cause pollen levels that can lead to allergens invading our homes. Here are a few tips to improve your indoor air quality for spring:
Fight the spread of airborne pollutants, allergens,and viruses with the REME Halo air purifier, designed to protect your home from 99% of germs, bacteria, and viruses (including COVID-19).
Try to keep your indoor humidity level at 30%-50%. We offer a range of humidifiers that can help!
Clean and sanitize household surfaces with botanically-based products. Most stores carry eco-friendly options without chemicals that may be harmful. In addition, homemade cleansers work very well. For example, a mixture of vinegar and baking soda will cut grease and kill germs -- without adding pollutants to the air in your home.
Maintain your HVAC system. Take advantage of this month’s specials to get your system properly and thoroughly cleaned.
Open those windows to allow fresh air to circulate. Ceiling fans are helpful to get air moving as well.
Keep your floors clean. If you have carpets, consider investing in a vacuum with a HEPA filter. For tile and hardwood, a quick mop once a week with a mixture of white vinegar and water will work wonders.
Add a little green to your home. Peace lilies, spider plants, dwarf date palms, ivy, and rubber plants can all keep your home free of air-borne toxins -- not to mention the lift a little bit of greenery can give you!