Indoor air quality is a bigger problem than most people realise. While outdoor issues are often visually apparent, such as, fog and smoke, indoor air quality can go unnoticed. Here are some tips on how you can overhaul the indoor air quality in your home:
1. Improve Ventilation
Many people like to keep their homes shut tight. If your AC is running, that may be a good thing (see the next suggestion), however, particles can become trapped indoors which can invite mould by trapping warm, moist air. Keep the air moving through use of fans and make sure your filters are clean and changed based on manufacturer’s suggestions.
2. Use Your AC
Your air conditioner removes water from the atmosphere in your home. Since many irritants are water-soluble, this can help improve air. Quality air filters on your AC system can also trap mould, allergens, and other irritants. Particularly, in bushfire season this is the best time to run your split system. It will take any impurities out of the air, filter it through its filtration system, cleaning the air and recycling it back into your home.
3. Install a HEPA Filter
If your AC system is designed to handle a HEPA filter, then installing one of these disposable filters can improve the air in your home. Another option is a UV filter or installing a UV purification system (although the latter is not a DIY fix).
4. Ventilate Gas Stoves
While you may not realise it, if you’re cooking with gas you risk carbon monoxide build up in your kitchen. Opening your windows, a bit near the kitchen or turning on the exhaust fan can help dissipate these toxic fumes.
5. Bring in the Green
While it may be hard to believe, there are plants that help improve indoor air. Plants like English Ivy, Mother-in-Law Tongue (Snake plant), and the Bamboo Palm not only clean up the natural pollutants in our air but also some of those we bring into our lives in our furniture and their chemical treatments, such as Formaldehyde.
6. Get a Daikin Air Purifier
For More Information Check Out Daikin’s Tips for Improving your Air Quality: Daikin Australia