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The pandemic has taught us many things in a year. One of the most important pieces of knowledge it has imparted to us is that it’s important to keep the air around us clean and sanitized. Even after the pandemic is dealt with, we should start to value the air we breathe even more.

Outdoor air is not usually a problem as open spaces greatly reduce the risk of infection from various bacteria and diseases. Indoor air is a completely different matter however as enclosed spaces mean that there’s less room for bad particles in the air.

For us inside that space, this means it’s very easy to inhale anything that’s in the air. Aside from Covid-19, other serious air pollutants include influenza, chickenpox, measles, and more. As such, you must take the right steps to ensure that the indoor air around you is clean as it can be.

Buy Indoor Plants

Plants and trees are nature’s natural filter. You can’t keep an entire tree inside your house. What you can do though is take care of several indoor plants which can make your air feel fresher.

Don’t just get any plant you see. Some indoor plants are more capable of cleaning the air than others. The ones that you should keep an eye out for are English ivy, Chinese evergreen, bamboo palm, peace lily, and spider plants.

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Don’t worry about having a green thumb whatsoever. Indoor plants are generally easy to take care of as compared to outdoor plants. Just make sure that they get enough sunlight and water daily.

Invest In An Air Filter

An HVAC unit is good for regulating the temperature inside your home. What it’s not good at though is keeping the air pollutants out of it. 

The best way to protect your home from the pollutants coming from your HVAC unit is by investing in an air filter. According to air filters are tiny contraptions that you place inside your HVAC unit. As air passes through it, the filter will prevent all air pollutants from getting into your house.

This is one of the best ways to keep your indoor air clean because it prevents air pollutants from ever circulating inside in the first place. When getting an air filter, make sure you buy one of the appropriate sizes so that the protection is at 100%.

Clean Carpets And Rugs

Carpets do more than just keep the dust and dirt on your shoes from spreading all over the floor. As these are the first things you step on once you go home after coming from outside, your rugs and carpet usually trap all of the pollutants that are stuck on your shoes as well.

As such, you must clean these house items regularly as well. The best way to clean them is to scrub them hard with a neutral detergent. Make sure to get to every inch as leaving one spot untouched is more than enough to develop more air pollutants as well.

Clean Your Fans And Air Conditioner Regularly

Your electric fan and air conditioner can be primary sources of air pollutants inside your house. As such, make it a must to clean these as much as possible as well.

Your fans should be cleaned at least once every week or once the dust starts to build up. As for your air conditioner, having it cleaned professionally at least twice a year is recommended to ensure that it’s safe to use.

Fans can be cleaned on your own. However, air conditioners are more complex so professional help is needed most.

Buy A Humidifier

Keeping the humidity inside the house is very tough. However, it’s very necessary if you want to control the development of mildew and mold – both of which cause respiratory problems for people inside the house. The best way to control humidity is to invest in a humidifier.

Some high-end humidifiers automatically detect if there is or there isn’t enough humidity in the air at your home. Once detected, it will regulate the humidity immediately. While such humidifiers are expensive, they are well worth it if you are hoping to protect your home from poor air quality.

Even when the pandemic is done, it’s important to keep your home’s air quality at its best all year round. There’s no telling when unseen dangers are lurking around you. Diseases strike at any moment and prevention is always the best cure.

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