Did you know that the air inside your home can pose a worse threat to your health than the air outside? Indoor pollutants trigger a lot of different health issues such as allergies, and asthma. You work so hard every day, and suffering through hours in traffic, you deserve a relaxing home to come home to, and you definitely deserve the best air quality possible, even if you weren’t noticing it before.
Here are some tips to improve the air quality in your home:
Try to keep humidity down
Moisture tends to attract dust mites, mold, and pollen. Those are known to be allergens.
Not all indoor plants are created the same, and work the same. Some easy to care for and easy to find plants here in Manila are: Aloe Vera, Bamboo, Spider Plant, and Gerbera Daisies.
Doing your chores consistently keeps your house clean and organized. Less risk of collecting dust on your shelves, and cabinets.
Perform regular maintenance on your appliances
Especially your aircon unit. Dirty filters lead to bad air. Always ask professionals for help with this, it might cost you more money when you do it yourself and you accidentally break things.
Fabric surfaces clean up
Large pieces of fabric collect dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. Be sure to have your furniture thoroughly cleaned regularly.
When you’re cooking…
When you use gas to cook, it sometimes let off a bit of carbon monoxide. Open the windows to let it out or have a hood installed.
Don’t leave food out
It attracts pests and other insects, which will then require you to use pesticide. And pesticide is… well, bad. Especially if your house is not properly ventilated.