Between cleaning products, candles, gas heating and cooking, mold, smoke, and pet dander, indoor air quality can be anywhere between 10 and 100 times worse than outdoor air. With a few changes, you can improve your air quality.
Low-VOC Improves Indoor Air Quality
Next time you paint, install new carpet, or even buy new furniture and home accessories, make sure that you are buying low-VOC products.
Switch To Green Cleaning Products
Green cleaning products have come a long way. There is now a green alternative to every chemical product on the market, even bleach. Also, consider making your own cleaning products with common household supplies, such as vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and hydrogen peroxide.
Switch To Soy Candles
Soy candles don’t have chemicals like standard candles; just make sure they are made with natural essential oils for fragrance.
Open Your Windows
Even when the weather is cool, open the windows and let fresh air in. Try to do this at least once a week in each room or area of your home. Even if the window is cracked, it helps, especially when cleaning with toxic products.
Add More Plants To Your Home
Plants naturally purify the air, so aim to place at least one plant in every room in your home—several in large, open rooms.
The changes above are easy, but will go a long way for improving your indoor air quality.