Natural Ways to Purify Your Home’s Air

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When it comes to keeping our homes safe and clean, we do all that we can to protect our air. Unfortunately, pollutants can still get in. And while we do our best to purify our air, sometimes it just isn’t enough. That’s why homeowners need natural solutions for keeping their air and their home clean. If you’re looking for a natural and safe way to purify your home’s air, then try these tips.

1. Houseplants

It may seem odd, but houseplants are one of the best ways to purify your air. Not only do they add beauty to your home, but certain houseplants can actually help to reduce pollutants and toxins in the house. Try adding Butterfly Palm, English Ivy, Peace Lily or Dracaena to help purify your home’s air.

2. Increase Ventilation

In order for your air to stay fresh and healthy, there needs to be a constant exchange of air coming in and out of your house. This most commonly happens through ventilation. While most areas in your home receive enough ventilation, there are other parts of the home where a little extra ventilation may be needed.

Try adding extra ventilation to the kitchen and bathrooms, as these areas tend to have a lot of chemicals and moisture in the air that needs to be taken outside. You can also increase ventilation and air circulation by opening windows and installing ceiling fans.

3. HEPA Filters

High quality filters are the best way to keep your air clean and free of pollutants. HEPA filters are able to block most pollutants and allergens from your home. In fact, they can stop 99.97 percent of particles from entering your home, keeping your air fresh.

4. DIY Air Fresheners

We all want our homes to smell great. However, many air fresheners on the market can actually lower your home’s air quality. Air fresheners often contain harmful chemicals that can cause developmental delays in young children, along with other potential health risks.

For this reason, we suggest making your own, all natural air fresheners. One of the most effective and affordable ways to make your home smell amazing is with a quick and easy simmer pot. Simply gather your desired ingredients, bring them to boil in a pot, and then let that pot simmer until your home is filled with a pleasant aroma. Some combinations you can try include:

– Cinnamon sticks, orange peels and whole cloves

– Vanilla extract and orange peels

– Lemon, rosemary and vanilla

– Lavender, star anise, nutmeg and cinnamon

Any of these combinations is guaranteed to make your home smell amazing. However, you don’t have to limit yourself with these recipes! You can experiment with your favorite smell, and find a scent that works for your home.

Protect Your Home’s Air

The best way to protect your home’s air is by having a clean and updated air conditioner. If you’re interested in finding innovative ways to start purifying your home’s air, call  One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo today. We have all the solutions you need to keep your air clean and healthy. Call us today at (727) 245-0378, or simply make your appointment online. And remember, At One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo, we’re always on time… or you don’t pay a dime!