When considering air pollution, many people only think of outside – busy traffic streets, cities, and train lines. However, air pollution is present inside too, and factors like vaping, damp, and even owning a pet can contribute to lowering indoor air quality. Here at Airgle, we have rounded up the best simple steps to take to improve the purity of the air in our homes.

Go Smoke-Free

Smoking or vaping within the home not only introduces unwanted smells which can linger, but it also dramatically reduces the air quality. Try to avoid burning anything within the home, including incense, and wood burning fires and stoves, as they can introduce carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, which are poisonous gasses and dangerous to the health.

Increase Ventilation

Keep the home and office well ventilated. Opening the windows several times a day allows fresh air to circulate and avoids a build-up of gasses, or stale smells, especially important when cooking.

Air Purifier

For the fool-proof way to ensure you have the purest air at home or in the office, many people and businesses invest in an air purification system. Air purifiers actively remove airborne pollutants, such as dust particles, odours, second-hand smoke, bacteria, viruses, allergens and VOCs. The AG300 air purifier made by Airgle is the ideal size for those wishing to purify the air in the home, or for businesses and organisations, the AG600 air purifier or AG900 air purifier larger models are recommended.

Vacuuming

By picking up dust and particles from the floor, furnishings and fabrics, a vacuum cleaner also helps eliminate those elements from the space entirely, preventing them from becoming airborne. Although it might sound obvious regular vacuum cleaning helps reduce allergens found in pet dander and dust, improving air quality for allergy sufferers.

Get Growing

Often overlooked as an aid to cleaner air, house plants can be effective at helping to reduce pollutants in the home or office. Peace lilies, in particular, are favoured for their low-maintenance, higher filtration properties, although extremely toxic if eaten.

Eliminate Mould

Damp, mildew and mould are big causes of home air pollution and can worsen wheezing, coughing and asthma symptoms. Check for leaks, signs of damp or problems with the damp proof course of your home, make sure bathrooms and washrooms are well ventilated and when at home, dry clothes outside where possible to avoid a build up of steam and moisture in the air. Where there is a moisture issue, using a dehumidifier can help cut down on damp problems.