As you probably know by now, the MOST effective way to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is to regularly change your air/furnace filters. However, in addition to that very important task, there are other ways to further clean your indoor air.
How to Increase Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality…Naturally
Houseplants are not only a great addition to your home’s décor, but they also help to improved indoor air quality as well! NASA’s 1989 Clean Air Study reported that houseplants help with the removal of chemicals from your home’s indoor air. Plants remove chemicals such as ammonia, xylene, trichloroethylene, benzene and formaldehyde, all of which have been linked to negative health effects like eye irritation, headaches, and nausea. For best results, one plant per 100sq.ft. is necessary for the most effective air cleaning.
The clean air study also found that some plants are better at purifying the air than others. Spider plants and Boston Ferns are two of the best at air purifying as they ward off xylene and trichloroethylene which are known to cause nausea, headaches, and dizziness among other symptoms. Bring a Peace Lily and Chrysanthemum into your home and it battles all 5 indoor air pollutants, although they may require extra care.
Salt lamps are made from Himalayan pink salt and are natural air purifiers due to salt’s natural hygroscopic qualities. Hygroscopic means that it attracts water molecules from the surrounding air. It is this quality of salt crystals that reduces airborne irritants, allergens and pathogens by attracting the water vapor and toxins out of the air and then neutralizing them. Salt lamps not only improve air purification when they are turned on, but they also work when turned off too!
Essential oils have been around for centuries, but in recent years have grown in popularity. They are the final natural air purifier on our list. Essential oils such as tea tree, grapefruit, lemon, thyme, cinnamon, oregano, clove and rosemary can eliminate indoor air of bacteria, mold, viruses and fungi. Thieves Oil, a blend of pine needle, cinnamon, thyme, eucalyptus, lemon and grapefruit, has shown to kill 99.96% of airborne bacteria. Essential oil diffusers can be purchased almost anywhere.
US Home Filter Carries HVAC Filters to Fit All Units
No matter which HVAC system you have, every unit needs a quality filter that fits properly to keep your indoor air quality clean and your heat and AC running at its maximum efficiency. US Home Filter can supply you with the best and most efficient HVAC filters available! Changing the filter is as important as changing the oil in your car and US Home Filter makes filters that fit all AC/HVAC units. From standard to custom air filters, to whole-house filters, grille filters and humidifier filters, we have all of your filter needs covered!
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