You might be thinking that staying inside will help your allergies or any respiratory problems. However, did you know that not taking proper care of your home can trigger allergies and other respiratory problems? Some areas of the home need proper care to improve indoor air quality. Here is a list of ways you can improve indoor air quality from Nevada Pure Air.
Vacuum the Carpets
A good clean of the carpets should be done once or twice a week to remove any dust and dirt. If you can remove the carpet altogether, even better. Cleaning hardwood floors or tiles is easier than trying to eliminate any allergens from carpets.
Change Air Filters
Instead of the dust recirculating in the home, a good air filter will make sure to trap all dust in the filter. To change your air filter, first, turn off your furnace and then remove the existing air filter. Double-check the size of your new air filter before making the switch.
A couple of these around the house is ideal, but if you can only get your hands on one then put it in one of the popular places of the home. The air purifier traps airborne allergens and irritants that cause respiratory problems.
Clean Sheets and Clothes
If you suffer from bad allergies, you’ll want to remove your clothing once you return home. The pollen can linger in your bed and couch which can be a pain to remove later. Instead, routinely wash your clothes and make sure your sheets are getting properly cleaned. You are, at the end of the day, spending a good portion of your time in bed.
Those pretty orange lamps you see in stores and at your yoga studio can be very helpful for the home. Not only are they beautiful, but they have been reported to reduce asthma symptoms. Consider a salt lamp to improve your home’s air quality.
Become aware of the cleaning products used in your home. Most chemicals in these products are not healthy and can become irritating and toxic. A clean home is free of dust, pollen, and other allergens. Clean it up with natural and safe products that do not leave behind any toxicity that triggers symptoms.
Clean Your Furniture
Upholstery cleaning is a must to improve your air quality. Dirt is left behind every time you sit on your couch after a day out. The buildup of dirt and debris can lead to poor air quality and those respiratory issues will continue to worsen. Get a professional cleaning every now and then and watch the allergies and asthma dissipate.