It is important to make an effort to help keep great indoor air quality.
This is especially true for those who have asthma, allergies or constant coughing.
Below are some tips to try to help reduce these annoying symptoms for you and your family so you can breathe some fresh air.
1. Keep Your Home Clean
When you keep your home clean you are promoting good hygiene. This means that the dust and animal dander are going to be minimal compared to those who do not clean their homes. When you clean, you should focus on eliminating mold, dust, and pet dander. Here are a few tips to help rid your home of these items.
- You should vacuum your carpets and any area rugs in the home. This should be done at least once a week if not twice a week. Make sure your vacuum has a HEPA filter. It may be smart to have hardwood flooring or any hard-floored surface instead of carpeting in the home.
- You should clean your drapes and bedding regularly. You should also clean any other items that will trap allergens regularly. This is especially true if you have pets in the home. You should wash these items in hot water that is 130 degrees Fahrenheit minimum. Using covers that are dust mite proof on all pillows, box springs, and mattresses are recommended.
- Make sure your home is clutter-free. Clutter leaves places for mold and dust to be trapped.
2. Keep Your Greenery Outdoors
Many of us like the look of having indoor plants but these plants can be a hotspot for mold growth. If you suffer from allergies, it may be best to keep the plants outdoors.
Keep in mind that even though a plant is stated to help improve air quality, it does not. This simply means that the plant releases oxygen. It does not prevent mold growth. These plants are often more damaging than useful to those who suffer from asthma and allergies.
3. Change Filters
If your home uses a forced-air heating system, you need to make sure you are changing the filters regularly. Using electrostatic filters may help make sure that airborne irritants such as dust are being trapped in the filter versus being throw into your home. The ducts in your home should be cleaned too. This may not be an option for everyone but it can help.
4. Purchase an Air Purifier
Many people who suffer from allergies have a problem in their home. This could mean that they have a pet and are unwilling to give it up, which we understand.
However, this is a problem because this pet is causing your allergies to worsen. Using an air purifier is a good option to help reduce the allergens in the air. Your air purifier should be put in the most used areas of your home. This purifier is going to help capture the irritants causing your reactions. It won’t remove all allergens but it can help.
Our Clear Air purifier is the ultimate all natural solution. It uses activated bamboo charcoal to absorb airborne particles and remove them from the air. So your family no longer to breathe them in.
Plus it works wonders absorbing those foul odors that make you want to gag like sweaty exercise clothes and gym bags.
Stop Suffering in Your Own Home from Coughing & Sneezing
If you have a damp area in your home like a basement, you may want to purchase a dehumidifier. This helps stop mold growth. You should also ensure that your bathroom is well-ventilated as mold growth can occur here too.
You now know how to keep the allergens at bay to help keep your family enjoying their home. With these few simple steps, you are on your way to fresh air.