We’re going to take an educated guess and say the air inside of your home probably isn’t very clean. What do we mean by that? We mean that there are lots of things you use on a daily basis that are actually giving off toxic chemicals. Luckily, there are lots of quick and easy ways to rid your home of indoor air pollutants and we’re sharing them with you, below:
Increase ventilation - especially while you’re cooking and bathing. Be sure to turn on the kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans and leave them on for 10-15 minutes after you’ve completed your task. In addition to using exhaust fans, open up windows on clear days when the allergy count is low.
Stop using certain candles - those made from paraffin wax, that is. If you like to have your home smelling nice, choose candles made from soy or beeswax instead. Paraffin wax releases benzene, toluene and soot into the air which can cause serious health issues.
Get rid of commercial cleaners - and opt for natural cleaning solutions instead. Most cleaners on the shelf at the store contain VOCs. Instead, make your own cleaner using water, vinegar and baking soda.
Avoid using bathroom sprays - instead of using commercial bathroom sprays that contain harmful chemicals, put a few drops of your favorite essential oil inside the toilet paper roll. As you pull, a fresh, natural scent will be released into the air.
Control your home’s humidity - because mold and mildew along with other toxic chemicals tend to prefer dark, damp climates. Humidity levels really shouldn’t be higher than 55% for a healthy environment.
To improve the air quality in your home in Twin Cities - St. Paul, call and speak with the indoor air quality experts at Uptown Air Conditioning today. We’ve been servicing the entire area for over 100 years so you know you can count on us!