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5 Ways To Purify The Air At Home

Keep your humble abode a happy and healthy space with these tips

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Whether you're one who suffers daily allergies or the opposite, it's safe to assume that no one would refuse the idea of being surrounded by clean air—after all, it pays to keep the home a healthy space. This is probably why each time we see a tip that promises to improve the air we breathe, we immediately try it out. To help you narrow down your search, we've put together a few foolproof ways that can help boost indoor oxygen and get rid of any unwanted toxins. Check them out below: 


1. Clean the air vents. 

This is the first and most important thing you have to do to improve the air quality in your home. Even if you splurge on the best air filter or the most expensive deodorizers, it won't work if your heating and cooling system is clogged with dust and grime. 

2. Display plants that purify the air.

There are a handful of green wonders that aren't for decor purposes only—some of them are all-natural humidifiers. Place a few pots of Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen or Devil's Ivy in your home to get rid of volatile organic compounds that can cause harmful diseases. 

READ: 5 Houseplants That Can Purify The Air At Home

3. Invest in an air filter.

While we can always rely on the power of plants, it can't hurt to have a little help from technology to make sure you're breathing clean air at home. A proper air filter can eliminate all odors, mold, mildew, and smoke without using alcohol or petroleum—making it a good long-term investment. 

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4. Change the bedding regularly.

Since we lay on our beds for a good amount of time, we tend to inhale everything that clings on to it. Make it a habit to wash pillowcases, sheets, and comforters at least twice a month to reduce your exposure to allergens and dust mites. 

5. Consider using charcoal.

Humidity is the enemy of air purification because bacteria thrives well in the presence of moisture. Don't fret, there's a solution—it's called binchotan, a kiln-hardened coal discovered by the Japanese that has natural moisture-absorbing and air cleansing properties. Place a few blocks in a bowl and you're good to go! 

READ: Remove Odors and Humidity in Your Home with One Secret Ingredient

Main Photo: americanweathermakers.com

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