How to keep indoor air clean


Do not wear shoes outside the house

The simplest way to improve indoor air quality is to remove the shoes you wear outside at the entrance. Caroline Blazovsky of home health consulting company My Healthy Home (USA) said this is one of the effective ways to help control dirty things that can affect the indoor air. “You should specifically distinguish between outdoor shoes and indoor shoes to prevent bacteria from entering the house,” the consultant said.

Treating all kinds of pet hair

If you have a dog or a cat in your home, be aware that fur can seriously affect indoor air quality. Pets can be a carrier of outdoor pollutants into the home. Therefore, after letting your dog and cat out, you should clean their paws and bathe them once or twice a week.

Use a humidifier or dehumidifier…depending on the weather

In winter, when the air is drier, causing runny nose and itchy throat common, you should use a humidifier, bringing the air back to balance (35%-50%), depending on the weather. Should choose a machine with a capacity suitable for the room area and choose the type with a hygrometer (hygrometer) attached to help measure the humidity of the room air.

On the contrary, with humid weather (especially in the North), you should buy a dehumidifier, place it in rooms prone to humidity, to help prevent humid air from causing mold and dust mites to develop.

Caroline Blazovsky recommends choosing a dehumidifier or humidifier with a HEPA filter, which improves heart health.

Use an air purifier

Installing an air purifier in your home is essential. You can choose to install an air purifier for each room or an air filtration system for the whole house, depending on economic conditions.

Be sure to change the filter regularly. The standard procedure is to change the air filter every 60-90 days, but if you are allergic or have pets or live near a place with a lot of fine dust, pollution, etc., more than 30 days is you should change the air filter once.

Do not use too many carpets and curtains

Large area rugs, curtains, felt sofas… can bring comfort and luxury, but they can also become shelters of dust. If you want clean indoor air, don’t overuse these products. Should replace felt sofas with wooden or leather sofas, use wooden floors, change curtains regularly to wash… to help clean the house air significantly.

Thuy Linh (According to Housebeautiful)

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