Easy Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

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The festive season is just around the corner. Soon, you will be entertaining a steady stream of family members, friends, and acquaintances with greetings and get-togethers. Here are our pro tips that will help you fight the menace of indoor air pollution.

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Easy Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality The festive season is just around the corner. Soon you will be entertaining a steady stream of family members friends and acquaintances with greetings and get-togethers. But did you know that the increased human activity also brings in more indoor air pollutants inside your home With more people in the market more vehicles on the streets and crackers bursting all over the city and frolic everywhere there is more dust and pollution in the air. And having an open house brings more of those inside your home. Also indoor air pollution rises during the festive season because there are more people in the house and kitchen activities also increase. Here are our pro tips that will help you fight the menace of indoor air pollution.

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Ventilate Your Home Proper airflow can work wonders for your indoor air quality. By getting the air to flow across your home you can remove stagnant air and replace it with fresher air from the outside. Now we know that the outside atmosphere too has pollutants but it is still better than the stale indoor air. Besides the outside air will not have some of the harmful indoor air pollutants. So make use of exhaust fans and open windows and doors during the wee hours of the morning to get clear out stale air and replace it with relatively cleaner outdoor air. Clean Your Air Conditioners Air conditioners have a basic air filter inside. These filters accumulate fine dust over time and start releasing it back into the room once the filters are over-encumbered with it. By cleaning the AC filter regularly you can mitigate the risk of breathing in polluted air significantly. Keep Your Linens and Upholstery Clean Believe it or not but household linen and upholstery are one of the most common breeding grounds for indoor air pollution. Dust mites can often linger in the fabric of your bedding cushions and curtains. So make sure you are vacuuming and cleaning the linens and upholstery items at regular intervals to keep the allergens at bay. Use Beeswax Candles Instead of using regular candles for ornamental use switch to using beeswax candles. These candles have natural air-purifying qualities as they release negative ions. Most common air pollutants like pollen dust dirt etc. have a positive charge so when you burn a beeswax candle it brings down the positively charged pollutants by releasing negative ions in the ambient air. Also unlike ion-based air purifier which may release harmful quantities of Ozone beeswax candles are 100 natural does not release any toxic byproducts.

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Use Mops Instead of Brooms Dusting and sweeping with brooms during festive cleaning drives is not as effective as using micro-fiber mops and cleaning materials. While dusting with brooms usually unsettles the dust for a short time hence giving an impression of cleanliness cleaning with mops will permanently remove the dust from a surface. Buy an Air Purifier While we did discourage you from getting an air purifier with ion technology we do recommend buying an air purifier with HEPA filters. High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters commonly known as HEPA filters can remove over 99 percent of indoor air pollution due to their unique design and application. These are the same filters that are used in nuclear power plants for filtering atomic dust. International brands like Honeywell combine high-quality HEPA filters with activated carbon filters to remove both dust pollution and VOC pollution from the air. The activated carbon filter can trap gaseous elements and formaldehyde fumes making the air safer and improving the indoor air quality. Moreover HEPA air purifiers remover indoor air pollution permanently in contrast to other ventilation and filtration technologies. Get Some House Plants While not proven science houseplants are considered a great way to breathe in clean air. Some common houseplants with anti-toxin properties are Bamboo Palm English Ivy Gerbera Daisy Janet Craig Dracaena and Mass Cane. Choose New Furniture Carefully If you are planning to add new furnishings this festive season make sure that you are buying solid wood items instead of particle board furnishings. Adhesives used in binding sawdust to make particle boards often contain VOCs like formaldehyde and are not suitable for indoor use.

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Switch to Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products Cleaning products often make use of chemicals that are not good for our health and may also release VOCs on drying up. Cleaning with eco-friendly products will not only keep your home spotless but also help you avoid allergies and health problems caused by the toxic footprint left by chemical-based cleaners. So that’s all for this post. We hope these tips help you in staying protected from indoor air pollution. To know more about smart home technologies and more home and life tips subscribe to our blog. Honeywell is a Fortune 100 brand renowned internationally for its RD of new innovative technologies. The company is involved in fields as diverse as aerospace infrastructure development industrial innovations safety security productivity solutions oil gas manufacturing and development of performance materials. In India the company sells fully automatic air coolers air purifiers electrical switches and sockets electrical safety products and home and office security solutions. To know more about the brand visit www.honeywellsmarthomes.com. Resource by: https://www.honeywellsmarthomes.com/blog/keep-home-pollution-free-during- the-festive-season/

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