As a parent, the top priority is keeping your children safe from harm, especially in their homes. When one lists the possible hazards at home, it’s rare that air quality makes the top of the list; however, air pollution can be extremely dangerous. Just as with other home hazards, parents can take necessary precautions — as described by Coastal Air Technologies, Inc. — to keep their families safe from harm and ensure that the air they are breathing is full of love, fun, and laughter — and free of dirt, pollution, and carbon.

Five Ways You Can Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

If you or your children suffer from asthma and or allergies while in your home, there is a good chance the indoor air is polluted. Keep your home air as clean as possible with these five easy steps.

Add Houseplants

Did you know houseplants can remove pollutants like formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and more?

So what are the best plants to clean the air? Try adding one of these for every 100 square feet in your home.

  • Bamboo Palm
  • Philodendron
  • Areca Palm
  • Lady Palm
  • Rubber Plant
  • Dracaena
  • Boston Fern (my mother’s favorite)
  • Peace Lily
  • Ficus Alii
  • Dwarf Date Palm

Change Your HVAC Filter

Be sure to inspect your filter once a month to look for visible buildup of dust. Change as needed or at least every three months.

Install An Air Cleaner

A whole-home air cleaner fits in your HVAC system and can filter the air before it is blown throughout the home. The best cleaners use either HEPA technology, activated carbon, UV light, or a combination of those three.

If you don’t have the option for a whole home unit, a good indoor air purifier can do just as good of a job. We love ours from Bluair and it does a really good job of both removing allergens and odors in the home.

Improve Ventilation

Newer homes are sealed pretty well. It is important to actively add ventilation so you are not circulating stale air. You can do so with a mechanical ventilator in your HVAC system.

Rearrange Your Furniture

Check your furniture to make sure you don’t have anything over air vents or any rooms without an obvious passage for airflow.

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Make these smart adjustments around your home to help banish stale, polluted air and enjoy a clean and healthy home.