The outside air quality is something that probably crosses your mind when you see exhaust from a car or smoke from a fire. But do you ever think about your home’s indoor air quality? Studies show that the inside of a house is 2-5 times more polluted with toxins than outside air. These pollutants are significant contributors to illnesses, allergies, and other health-related issues. However, these toxins are easily removed from your home with a little natural indoor air cleaning.
Open the Windows
If the air outside is cleaner than the air indoors, open up your windows and let some of that fresh air inside. Sure, you have to wait for the weather to be nice, but it is worth it. The outdoor air gently blowing through your home will not only clean the air, but it will leave your home smelling fresh.
Switch to Beeswax Candles
Instead of burning regular paraffin wax candles that release chemicals and soot into the air, burn beeswax candles. Beeswax candles are scent free and expel little to no smoke. Additionally, they release negative ions into the air that attract toxins which helps with natural indoor air cleaning.
Get Some House Plants
Plants produce oxygen which makes them all beneficial, but some plants are better at cleaning the air than others. Plants can soak up toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide, xylene, ammonia methyl alcohol from the air. Add one or more of the following plants to your home to naturally purify your indoor air quality.
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Bamboo Palm
Get a Salt Lamp
Himalayan salt lamps act as natural air filters. Like beeswax, salt lamps emit negative ions which neutralize and cleans the air naturally. Himalayan salt lamps are also known to create a peaceful and relaxing environment.
Diffuse Essential Oils
Essential oils are not just good for people; they are also great for the indoor air quality. Mold, bacteria, and other toxins cannot survive in the presence of essential oils. Diffuse cloves, cinnamon, lemon, rosemary, and eucalyptus to purify your homes air naturally.
For additional help with naturally cleaning your indoor air, contact us today. We are here to help you with all of your heating and cooling needs.