You might not know that the air in your home isn’t clean. In fact, it can be hard to actually notice if you’re breathing in bad air. However, researchers are now suggesting that the air in our homes could be worse than outdoor pollution. And, with children and adults spending 90% their time indoors, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on what indoor pollution is, how it can affect you, and most importantly, how you can deal with it.
See how you can improve the air quality in your home
We’ve listed a few of the most common indoor pollutants you might find
Here are a few of the main ones to look out for and where to find them
It’s good to be clued up on the types of pollution that can occur during renovations
You can buy products designed to purify your homes. They work by cleansing the air and trapping any pollutants, plus they also have extra benefits such as improving your sleep.
Air purifiers get rid of allergens and pollutants such as dust to improve the quality of air in your home. They clean the air by sucking it in and trapping the bad stuff in a HEPA filter, before releasing the nice clean air back in your home.
Yes, by making the air in your home cleaner, it’s better for people who suffer with allergies or have asthma.
Ionizers get rid of any negative ions that come with dust and pollen particles.
Models that have a carbon covered HEPA filter can tackle and remove smells such a cooking smells and tobacco smoke.
You’ll need a humidifier if the air in your home is too dry and you suffer from dry skin, or if your home is very dusty. If your home suffers from damp or condensation, then you’ll need a dehumidifier to help get rid of the moisture from the air and your walls.
Not really. The purpose of a fan is to keep your home warm or cool. You’ll want an air purifier if you suffer from hay fever as they remove the bad stuff from the air in your home such as pollen and dust.
There are a few things you can do to help. Make sure to shower before bed to remove any bits of pollen that might have got trapped in your hair or on your body. Keeping your house well dusted is another good way of sleeping better. Finally, having an air purifier in your bedroom to get rid of any pollen that is hovering around will also help you get that much needed good night rest. Check out our range of air purifiers here.
Humidifiers can help reduce snoring if the air in your home is too dry.