Array
Wellness

5 Ways To Purify The Air At Home

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

Shares
Photography: americanweathermakers.com (Main Photo)

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: 


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING 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. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

READ: Check It Out: The Restorator by Vaportek 



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. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

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

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

8 Ways to Store and Organize Your Pots and Pans So They Don't Get Damaged

Ever thought about using a pegboard to organize your cookware?

10 Ways to Make Your Small Living Room Look Bigger and Better

Don't let the small space limit your creativity when it comes to decorating!

How to Pack a Suitcase Efficiently, Prevent Wrinkled Clothing

Especially if you're just bringing a carry-on!

7 Ways to Make Your Ceiling Look Higher Than It Actually Is

Take note of these decorating tricks to help you create the impression of a taller room.

Replacing This Home Appliance May Help You Save on Electricity

Sometimes, oldies are not necessarily goodies.

How to Fake Natural Light When Your Home Doesn't Have a Lot of Windows

Avoid dark, heavy window treatments and keep furniture away from windows.

A Look Inside Baby Baz Go's Playroom

Hand-painted details and captivating colors complete the room's whimsical woodland theme

10 Storage Ideas to Organize a Cluttered Bathroom

You don't need to stop at just shelves and baskets when organizing your bathroom.

A Filipino Family Based in Dubai Shares How Living With Less Made Them Happier

Minimalism is not just about having a clutter-free home, says the mom. It's also about having peace of mind.

There's a Secret Trick to Keeping a Small Kitchen Neat and Clean

Many of us instantly think it's difficult to work in a small kitchen.

How to Live With Less? Stop Buying Things Just Because It's on Sale for Starters

The journey toward minimalism can be challenging, but it will be worth it.

Look Forward to Laundry Day With These Nifty Hacks

Make this dreaded household chore more manageable with these must-dos
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!