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Expert Ideas for a Healthier Home

With all the new viruses and diseases emerging in the world, we should make sure that our home remains a safe place for the family. Though our homes are no exception to these virus attacks, we can still manage to reduce or eradicate these diseases. One of which is by ensuring that the quality of indoor air that we have is on its healthy state. No matter how disinfected or clean your home materials are, if the indoor air is not in good quality. Then there’ll still be a chance of having some respiratory problems.

With this, we are here to help you out with some tips on how to improve your home’s indoor air quality. Making some effort on improving the indoor air, can help you avoid having some respiratory diseases. This includes asthma flare-ups and even some allergen attacks. It can also help you to get off of some other serious problems such as fatigue and sleepiness, or even digestive issues. This has been quoted by Dr. Nicholas BuSaba, associate professor of otolaryngology at Harvard -Medical School.

We might not totally eradicate them, it is at least good to lessen these bacterias and in number. Check out some strategies that you can do to improve indoor air quality at home shared by the Harvard Medical School!


Apart from regularly cleaning up the house, here are the other things that you can do:

1. Keep the Green Living Things Outdoor

We know that keeping some plants inside the house could be a good help in producing fresh air. But do you know that during flu season, they tend to capture allergens and some viruses too. The additional moisture that the soil they are planted in might also be a breeding ground for algae, mosses, and other respiratory problem-causing elements. As added by Dr. Nicholas, though plants create some balance, they create more problems than they help.


2. Let the Natural Outdoor Air In

This tip doesn’t mean that we have to keep our windows open all the time.  This practically means that letting some fresh air inside the house from time to time could be of great help. This practice will make the air circulation better. The natural air from the outside can also help in moving potential contaminants, viruses, and allergens outside. You can also induce this action by having an electric fan freely operating pointed towards an exit point like windows or doors. Always remember that this practice SHOULD NOT be done all the time. It should be from time-to-time!


3. Regularly Change Your Aircon Filters

Airconditioner filters help ensure that dust and other airborne irritants are not flowing through your home’s indoor air.  Here’s a recommended period of filter cleaning under different conditions:

a. Single occupant with no pets, and no allergies: could range from 6-12 months

b. An average home with 5 members, and no pets: every 90 days or every 3 months

c. An average home with 1 pet (dog or cat): every 60 days or every 2 months

d. An average home with more than 1 pet and has family members with allergies: every 20-45 days

Changing your air conditioner filters could be done by yourself if you have the technical knowledge to do so. But it is highly recommended to have it replaced by a qualified and professional technician to get off with complications when changing the filter. They can also check out some ongoing problems within your air conditioner that will help the appliance perform on its optimum usage.


4. Start Using Air Purifiers

Though there are some modern air conditioners that come with air purifying, it still helps to get an extra stand-alone purifier for your house. In households that have their pets inside the house, an ionic air purifier will be the best suit for you!  This will not only capture irritants and allergens but also neutralises the harmful bacteria and viruses that are mixed in the indoor air. In damp areas in the house, a dehumidifier will surely be a big addition in preventing the growth of molds.  These areas include basements, bathrooms, kitchen sink and any others that are surely damp.  Apart from purifying the air, it also acts as a deodoriser as some of the dehumidifiers and air purifiers work with oil-based scents that are being diffused during the machine’s operation.


5. Declutter

Yes, decluttering can also help in maintaining a good quality of indoor air at home.  The more things we have, the bigger the surface area where allergens could be trapped in. Extra fabrics and linens can also be a trap for viruses and bacterias including covid-19 and other respiratory problem-causing viruses. If a home material is not really that needed, just keep it away or maybe even donate it to other people. Believe it or not, your throw pillows in the living room has an equivalent amount of dust and allergens trapped in your air conditioner’s filters. So make sure that if you are not really using such, it is better to just keep things away.









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