Five Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2018

Whether you spend a lot of time in your house or work from home, you can do more for your health by implementing some small changes for fresh and clean air. Find out more below.

Replace Gas Fire with an Electric One

Gas fires are not only dangerous but also produce fumes that can be bad for your health, if you have a gas fireplace or use gas to do your cooking, you might want to upgrade to an electric version. Alternatively, to look after your health long term, as well as the environment, you can get some natural gas supply fitted in your home instead of the regular fossil-fuel based mains. This way, you can improve your indoor air quality and reduce the number of toxic fumes in the air.

Check Your Boiler 

An old boiler can also cause indoor pollution. It is recommended that you get it cleaned and checked out every 1-2 years. Your plumber will hoover the inside of the boiler, and this way you can make sure that dust is not distributed in the air again through the fumes. If you have an open flame gas boiler, you might want to switch to a modern, more efficient design. At the same time, it is important that you clean the space between your radiators and wall, as plenty of dust can build up there without you noticing.

Open the Windows First Time In the Morning 

Get into the routine to open your windows every morning after you wake up. For a good night’s sleep, you will need plenty of oxygen, and you seem to be using it all up in during the night. If you live in the city, avoid opening your windows in the daytime, to avoid car fumes getting into your home. The best time to create a drought is in the morning when there are no cars on the road.

Use an Air Purifier

If you have pets, you will need to protect your respiratory system from the allergens they might carry into the house. A portable carbon-based air purifier is a cheap option to ionise your air and get rid of toxins and dust particles that could irritate you. Those with asthma would benefit from placing an air purifier next to their bed for the night for a better air quality while sleeping.

Ban Toxic Substances

It is important to have a strict rule in your house. Ask your kids to use a CFC free deodorant in the morning, or use it with the window open. Don’t allow people with habits enter your home and pollute it. Check out to find out what you can do to get them to break with their bad and harmful habits. Don’t use paint in the house unless you can open the doors and windows or stay away while it is drying.

Look after your health and wellbeing by improving your indoor air quality every day using the above tips.


Hope x

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