With more and more homes adopting the concept of centralized air-conditioning and glass doors that remain shut most of the time in an aim to reduce dust and allergens from entering the house, they are cutting down on the necessary ventilation that is required to allow free flow of fresh air inside our homes.
However, you need to ensure that your house has minimum ventilation at least in order to allow circulation of fresh air and exchange the high levels of polluted air with higher levels of oxygenated air.
Here are 5 ventilation tips that you can adopt at your home for better indoor air.
- Open Doors & Windows – Firstly, ensure that your home has at least one window in each room and that you keep them open at least for sometime in the day to allow free flow of air and inflow of better quality of air.
- Fit Exhausts – You should also use exhausts in major locations including the kitchen and bathrooms to let out the foul smell and polluted air and draw in fresh air. Cooking delicious food is one thing but getting rid of fumes and smoke is another. Exhausts will enhance the circulation in these areas.
- Use humidifiers – Humidifiers are also a great way to increase the ventilation of your home. You could install air purifiers and dehumidifiers for this in your rooms.
- Clean Heating & Cooling Systems – It is a known fact that most homes are fitted with air-conditions and heating systems, almost in every room. However, once installed people forget to clean and maintain these on a regular basis. Therefore, ensure to carry out maintenance and periodic cleaning to keep these systems free of dust, allergens, and other pollutants. Changing filters regularly is also a good idea.
- Grow Indoor Plants – Further, you could grow some indoor plants such as aloe vera, holy basil, snake plant, spider plant, ficula, etc. to improve the quality of air indoors and absorb impure air.