Since we’re all spending a lot more time at home these days, why not make the most of it and make sure that the air you and your family are breathing is as pure and clean as can be. With everything that’s going on, the last thing you need is for you and your loved ones to be having adverse reactions to your home’s air. Let’s explore some ways in which we can keep your home’s air fresh and clean and breathable!
Bee-lieve it or not, beeswax candles (the all natural kind) are one of the best candles you can use in your home. They are virtually smoke free so they don’t release harmful chemicals when burned and they actually purify and oxidize the air as they burn. They are also very cheery and pleasant to look at and they smell great as they burn. Grab yourself a few of these to help brighten up your home’s air and your family’s mood.
Carbon monoxide can be a silent killer. It is just as dangerous if not more scary than a house fire, but it is virtually undetectable by our senses alone. Since the family is spending so much more time at home these days, it’s a good idea to pick up a few of these to keep in bedrooms and main rooms so that you can be alerted to a potentially dangerous carbon monoxide leak. There are even ones that connect to your smartphone and let you know a daily tally of detected levels of carbon monoxide in your home’s air so that you can be informed of the levels you are exposed to and be able to take action to help lower them.
You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to keeping your lungs free and clear of irritants in your home’s air. Many great options for air purifiers are available right now on Amazon for under $100, like this one from LEVOIT which is a top selling and top rated one for $89 with free Prime shipping. If you’re looking for a bit of a higher budget option, Dyson has got you covered. They have an excellent air purifier for $549 that will do just about everything you need it to do and more.
You can start purifying your home’s air right away! Here are a few things you can do to help boost your air quality without breaking the bank. First, check your air filters in your furnace. If they haven’t been changed within the last three months then it’s definitely time to swap them out so that they can be capturing irritating particulates like dust, pollen, and bacteria. Second, you can open a few windows in your house during the day in a way that will allow the air to flow all through your house naturally, like opening a north facing window and a south facing window. This will make a complete circuit as the wind outside passes over your house and will help ventilate your home and keep the air from getting stale and full of dust. Finally, you can see about installing ceiling fans in high traffic areas within your home to keep the air flowing year round.
Whatever you decide, the time is now to start taking your indoor air quality seriously! We take time to clean our hard surface areas in our homes but too often we forget about cleaning the air as well. Good luck out there!