If you are finding it hard to breathe in your home, your indoor air quality is low. Indoor air quality is the ability to breathe easily and cleanly. Things the inhibit clean breathing are dust, pet dander, mold, allergens, humidity, and general room stuffiness. Here are some ways you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe better.
Clean your air ducts
Air filters quickly get clogged with dust and allergens. Your air vents will blow all that debris right back into the air if the filters don’t get cleaned. Air filters are cheap and readily available since it is recommended you change your air filters every 6 months.
Get a plant
Plants take in carbon dioxide and relase oxygen, the air we use to breathe. Putting multiple plants around your home will make the air feel less stuffy as new oxygen will be constantly recycled into the air.
Get a humidifier
If you have bad allergies like sneezing, nosebleeds, or a dry nose, getting a humidifier will help. A humifier releases moisture into the air, raising the humidity if it is low. Mositure in the air will also help keep your home or the room cool.
If you want natural air quality, simply open a window to circulate in some fresh air.
Dust doesn’t just accumulate on your air filter. Vacuum your floors and anywhere you can reach to remove dust that clings to baseboards, bookshelves, and chairs and relive allergies.