You deserve to breathe easier and better in the confines of your home. We all do.
This is probably why so many of us are looking for ways to have cleaner air at home, including no less than looking into the difference between purifiers and and humidifiers.
We’re going to talk about some tips that consider both aided technology and natural ways to have cleaner air at home, so do read on ahead:
Dust and Dander, Be Gone!
Vacuuming or sweeping regularly is the most basic solution to a dust-free home, but you can take this to the next level by ensuring that dust that still floats in the air is also filtered out before it even lands on any surface in your house. A HEPA filter built-in on your air purifier will do this job for you. It traps dust particles into its filtration system so that they’re collected there and ready for disposal with every filter change (usually every month).
Additionally, having pets at home means you might be dealing with dander problems.
The HEPA filter can also target pet dander in its filtration. If anyone at home or visiting is allergic to pet dander, you get to make breathing easier for them. This means cleaner air for people dealing with asthma, rhinitis, and allergies.
Odor-Free Thanks to Charcoal and Coffee
Cooking at home might bring the most heartwarming dishes to share with loved ones, but sometimes, this also means that certain odors might stick to your furniture or be trapped in the air, especially in enclosed spaces. You can target specific rooms or areas in your house prone to odors by getting charcoal bags or by repurposing used ground coffee. You can put them in uncovered jars in your bathroom, kitchen, and even near your shoe racks. Charcoal is known to trap odor particles, while coffee does the same and adds coffee’s aroma into the room. If you want the area to have a neutral smell, you can go for charcoal bags. You can do with the coffee grounds if you want the added aroma while eliminating odors.
An additional tip for targeting surface odors is the baking soda hack. You can sprinkle some on your carpet and also put one in an uncovered jar or container inside your fridge.
Moisture Check for Humidity
A stuffy room smells bad and can trigger allergic reactions because of the high moisture in the air. You can address this problem by keeping a check on the room’s humidity. There are several dehumidifiers available on the market, from simple packaged containers to electric ones that come with air purifiers.You can check on your home’s state of humidity, especially during changes in the season, so you can select the right dehumidifier that can work well with your space.
Plants Saving the Home, Too
Air plants, aloe, snake plants, and bamboo palms are just some of the tried and tested plants that help create cleaner, crisper air. Before you decide which plant you can adopt into your home, do make sure you check on the amount of care that the plant will require. Some of them have certain conditions for growth, while others are more low maintenance.
Additionally, plants always have a way of turning any space seem more relaxing and easier to breathe in. Get a plant that can live with you instead of just working it out. A thriving plant always gives back, so make sure you take great care of the plant you’ll choose.
Healthier Is Cleaner
However, if you’re looking into deep clean air, you’ll eventually need to invest in an air purifier. There are different kinds available on the market today. They are also well-researched at the moment to be proven against the elimination of dust, dander, mold, allergen, germs, bacteria, and viruses. Specific ones can target odor as well. This works best, especially if the air in your house depends on a single unit or a centralized system. In enclosed spaces, this is essential as surface cleaning can really miss out on bigger causes for concern which are airborne. The technology used to make this work ranges from ultraviolet light to HEPA filters and even to ionic systems.
Do read up on which type will work best as some of them, such as the UV and the Ionizing air purifiers, require you to turn it on when the room is emptied. Some air purifiers are built for quiet rooms, which will work best in bedrooms and the baby’s room as it doesn’t make as much sound as others.
All in all, we want to be able to breathe most comfortable in the confines of our home. And this is possible in many ways, depending on your house’s conditions, but you can be assured that cleaner air at home is attainable across price range and maintenance.