You may not think much about the air that you breathe daily but it is essential to your survival. Air is made up of a variety of gases, as much as 78% of it is nitrogen, 21% oxygen, and small amounts of carbon dioxide, hydrogen, and other gases.
The air is also full of contaminants. Fertilizers sprayed onto plants, pesticides, and chemicals from spray cans are just a few of the potential contaminants in the air. Unfortunately, not all these elements are good for you.
In addition, dust and mold spores are carried in the air, these are the cause of many common allergies. You may not see all the things in the air you breathe but you will want to remove these contaminants and ensure your air is healthy as possible.
The good news is that it is not as difficult as you think. Here are three effective things you can do to improve air quality.
- Fit Air Conditioning
It is best to invest in industrial air conditioning even if you are looking for a system for your home. These systems are designed for heavy-duty use and are generally better at cleaning the air.
Of course, you need to make sure the system you choose has a high-quality air filter that removes all the contaminants in the air. In addition, you will need to change the air filter regularly. This will ensure it is capable of removing the contaminants and doesn’t get clogged. Obviously, a clogged air filter will reduce airflow and place strain on your device, shortening its lifespan.
Change your filter every 3-6 months to ensure it is working as efficiently as possible.
While you are at it, don’t forget to change any other air filters in your home. The better quality the air filters the fewer pollutants and healthier the air is.
- Cleaning Carpets
It is essential to keep your rugs and carpets as clean as possible. That means investing in a high-quality vacuum that sucks the debris from the bottom of the piles. If you don’t, dust mites and other allergens will sit in the bottom of your carpets and rugs and breed, allowing them to spread across your home.
Having plants inside is a great way to bring the outdoors into your home. It can be surprisingly effective at reducing stress levels. But, plants are also very good at removing toxins from the air. NASA conducted experiments to help decide what plants would be most beneficial when traveling long-distance in space or attempting to colonize other planets. They were surprised at how effective plants were at removing the toxins and improving the atmosphere for everyone involved.
The great thing is that it is easy to invest in a few plants and water them occasionally.
You may not see the air quality improving but you are likely to notice a difference in your ability to breathe deeply and you will feel healthier. Try these methods today.