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If you’re looking for an effective and healthy way to transform your living space, there is no better approach than improving the air quality. But, many people ignore their air quality. This is because you never really know what level the air in your home is, and why would you? It’s not the same as more obvious issues such as cracks in the foundations or a dripping tap. This doesn’t mean you should forget about it, though, and here are six ways to improve the air quality in your home.

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Vacuum Regularly 

No one enjoys vacuuming, but it’s something that needs to happen if you want to remove pollutants from your home. Regular vacuuming will remove dust, dead skin cells, dirt, debris and pet hair from your home and improve the air quality. 

If you have pets, it is even more important to vacuum regularly. You can look for a vacuum that has a powerful filter, such as a HEPA, that takes your vacuuming to the next level. Once a week is usually sufficient, but if you have a pet that sheds its coat regularly, you might need to hoover more often. 

Bring In Some Greenery 

Although you need a veritable jungle to make significant changes to your air quality, you can get a good start by looking for the best indoor plants to bring into your home. These can draw in pollutants and release them with better air for you and your family to enjoy, and they look good, too, so that’s always a bonus. 

Experts recommend peace lilies and spider plants as some of the most effective plants, and you can keep them in rooms where you spend a lot of time, such as your bedroom or living room. 

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Open The Windows 

Opening your windows is perhaps the easiest way for you to improve the air quality in your home, and it works no matter the time of year. While it might be cold during the winter, this is when opening your windows is most effective due to the humidity. During summer, you’ll want the windows open anyway. 

However, you need to be smart about the time of day. If you live near a bustling street, you won’t want your windows open during rush hour, as emissions from exhaust fumes can enter the home. Instead, keep the windows open overnight or during the afternoon when the world is quieter. 

Use Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products 

Cleaning your home each week can eliminate the risk of dirt and grime, but you need to use the right type of materials to ensure you overcome poor air quality throughout your house. 

There are many types of natural cleaning agents you can use rather than polluting chemicals, and these are items you may already have in your home. White vinegar is a popular option, as is lemon to add a fresh scent instead of that often-sickly chemical aroma. 

Make Use of Your Extractor Fan

Whether cooking on the stove or taking a nice hot shower, you must make more use of your extractor fan. But, many people don’t always recognise the benefits of an extractor fan or they only use it when the kitchen gets too smoky to avoid setting the alarm off. 

The smoke itself is a danger, even your bathroom extractor fan has its benefits. It will draw moisture from the air and push it outside, which avoids mould sprouting (more on that next). You can encourage this ventilation even further by opening the windows when cooking or showering, too. 

Keep An Eye Out For Dampness and Mould 

Mould and mildew are too common problems that can easily get away from you if you are not careful. So, it’s important to recognise the warning signs of a mould problem before it gets out of hand. 

You probably already know what to look for. Around your bath or shower, you’ll see small black spots that you can wipe away with a strong cleaning agent. This is not the only place you’ll find dampness or mould, though. Failing to properly ventilate your home can cause spores to grow and spread, especially if you live in an older house. To ensure you keep mould and dampness under control, a multifunctional fan and dehumidifier will do the trick and keep your home safe. 

Breathe In the Air 

A healthy home produces healthy people, so you mustn’t ignore how much of a difference clean air will make in your home. Not only will you be able to breathe, but you’ll also feel energised, calm and ready to take on whatever the day throws towards you.

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