If your home feels stuffy or smells like a dirty swamp, you might be suffering from poor indoor air quality. But don’t panic! There are simple steps to fix it.
Indoor air quality is a big problem for millions of people, but it’s not something that most people think about. If you’ve never had to deal with poor indoor air quality before, it can be difficult to recognize its symptoms.
In addition to the smell and feeling stuffy, your eyes may burn and itch, you may have trouble sleeping, and you may even start to feel sick. These are all common symptoms of poor indoor air quality.
You can eliminate these symptoms by improving your home’s air quality. Here’s how!
I’ve been told that my home feels like a swamp. I don’t know what that means, but it doesn’t sound good. A swamp is dirty and gross, so I asked some friends for advice on improving air quality in my home—which I’m hoping will make it feel less like a swamp and more like a tropical paradise.
Tina, a friend of mine who designs commercial spaces for a living, said she can’t stand the smell of her own house. She described my own home as smelling like “an old tire factory.” That’s the nicest thing anyone has ever said about my place. Tina said she could never live in a house with such poor air quality, but that she would be interested to see if I could fix things up enough to make it comfortable again.
I wanted to test her theory that my home smelled bad enough to drive someone out of the room after being there for only five minutes. So I asked her to come over one Friday night with beer and snacks and hang out while we watched TV. She agreed, but said she would only stay if I agreed to clean up a bit before she got there. So I dusted the top of some shelves
Many people try to improve their air quality by buying air purifiers, but these machines can be expensive, and it may not be necessary to spend that much money on a cleaner for your home. Air purifiers can also put off an odor or even create a chemical imbalance in the air. And some people have allergic reactions to the chemicals in air fresheners.
The best thing to do if you want to improve your home’s air quality is to maintain good indoor environmental practices in general. This means keeping your house clean and free of clutter. It means staying away from cigarette smoke as much as possible, and avoiding secondhand smoke as much as possible. It means taking care of the filters on your heating and cooling systems, and making sure that they are working properly.
You should also change the air filters in your car regularly, because they will suck up pollutants from the road and store them in their fibers.
There are many reasons for bad air quality in a home. However, most of these can be corrected with simple changes and additions to your home.
Let’s start with the obvious culprit: cigarette smoke. If you have someone in your household that smokes, you will need to find a way to eliminate their smoking indoors completely, or at the very least significantly reduce the amount of smoking that is going on. If you do not have any smokers in your home, but you still find yourself suffering from poor air quality, you will need to locate the source of this problem.
Tobacco smoke is one of the main causes of poor indoor air quality. Smoking indoors is a major source of pollution because it contains over 7,000 chemicals, some of which can be breathed in and absorbed directly into the bloodstream and lungs. Aside from being a health hazard, tobacco smoke can also stain walls and wooden furniture and fabrics such as curtains, carpets and upholstery.*
It is important to note that even if you do not smoke inside your home, the pollutants found in secondhand smoke can still affect your indoor air quality. This is even more dangerous for children than adults because their bodies are still developing and they breathe much faster than adults.* They will be exposed to more
Did you know that most people spend over 90% of their time indoors? That’s why it’s extremely important to clean up the air quality in your home. “The air inside your home is 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside,” says Dr. Joseph Mercola.
To help improve the air quality in your home, here are some tips: Add plants to every room, increase ventilation, and use HEPA filters indoors.
Plants help purify the air by removing chemicals like formaldehyde from the air (1).
HEPA filters can remove up to 99% of particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air (2). May 24, 2015 at 12:35 PM
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The only thing that would improve this piece of wall art is if the butterflies were actually moving! However, for the price, this is a very good deal. It’s not hard to hang, either. And even though butterflies seem like fragile creatures, this product can handle a few bumps from the kids running around or from you accidentally bumping into it.
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I still can’t believe that people are actually making use of this information. I mean, I just hope they know what they are doing and they will be okay. I guess there is a first time in everything and hopefully, these tips will be helpful for you as well.