Posted December 10, 2014 by Gabriel Posternak

Winter is Coming: How to Keep Your Home’s Air Clean

If you are like most individuals, you are always seeking out green tips throughout the year. However, when it comes to green living and green tips for winter, have you ever considered clean air tips? With so much time spent indoors during winter, it is essential to prevent air pollution inside the house during these colder months.

We all have experienced feeling closed in, dry, and just pretty much dehydrated when it comes to staying indoors during winter. However, such does not have to be the case. There are many ways and just as many green tips for keeping your home’s air clean and your spirit bright during winter months.

Using Humidifiers

Humidifiers clean air

While humidifiers are an excellent tool to keep moisture in the air, they can also be home for things such as mold and bacteria. Mold and bacteria are the exact things we want to eliminate from our homes and our environment especially during winter season. With so many individuals locked up indoors during winter, the last thing we need is more contaminants to cause virus or illness.

It is important to keep your humidifiers cleaned in order to get the most effective use out of them. Most humidifiers have trays. These need to be frequently cleaned in order to prevent mold and bacteria from building up. The manufacturer’s instructions should offer you good tips on how to clean and keep clean your humidifier. Don’t forget that if mold collects, you and your family will be inhaling that mold. This can only cause illness.

Keep it Clean

With everyone spending more time inside the house, there is more of a chance with things such as pollen, dander, and dust mites to thrive. With more coughing and sneezing and less window opening, the air quality inside your home can be more dangerous than the air quality outside. Make certain to keep your home clean with regular dusting and mopping. If you do not have a fan in your bathroom to eliminate moisture that can cause mold to grow, perhaps now is a good time to invest in one.

The Way You Clean

Not only is it important to keep your humidifiers clean and clean your home, it is also important to take note of the way that you clean. Make certain to clean when no one else is in the surrounding area. Perhaps after everyone goes to bed is the best time for you to clean. The chemicals that you use can be inhaled and may be harmful especially to those who are sensitive to them. Don’t forget also, that you have the option of purchasing green home cleaning products to keep your home and your air is clean as possible during winter months.

So, as you can see, it is important to keep the indoor air clean in order to keep you and your family healthy as well. If you have more tips for this winter or simply want to share your experiences, let's continue the conversation on our Facebook page!

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