indoor air quality

If you think that air pollution only happens outside, you will be surprised that the air inside can be more polluted than the one outside. We can find potential air pollution sources in every room in your home, even in your home office. You should do everything in your power to make sure that the air around you is healthy. But don’t worry, there are easy ways you improve the indoor air quality of your home office.

Improving indoor air quality

Open up the windows. Remove stale air and pollutants from your home office by allowing fresh air to circulate he room. Opening the windows will allow fresh oxygen to enter your home office, and it will immediately improve the indoor air quality. Do not let bad weather deviate you from your path to fresh air. Even during the winter, you can keep windows open for 15 minutes a day, right? Keeping the windows open for 15 minutes won’t significantly affect the heat, but you will immediately notice an improvement in the indoor air quality.

Use houseplants. Did you know that houseplants are perfect tool to purify the air? That has been proven in the scientific study conducted by Associated Landscape Contractors of America and even NASA. They were trying to discover the best way to purify the air in space facilities, and they have found out that the houseplants are the perfect solution. If they are good enough for space stations, then they are good enough for our home offices, don’t you agree? So, go to a nearest garden center and pick some of the plants from their list. Choose between English Ivy, Spider plant, Bamboo palm, Chinese evergreen, Snake plant, or some other plant that will help improve the indoor air quality of your home office and decorate it in the process. The best thing about these specific plants is that in addition to filtering the air they also absorb various air toxins, such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

Get rid of toxic chemicals. Most of us bring chemicals in our home, and we are not even aware of it. Chemical substances can be found in cleaning products like detergents, or most air fresheners. Those things will reduce indoor air quality. Luckily, there is an easy method to reduce the influence these products will have on your indoor air quality. Just make some easy changes in your cleaning process. Choose eco-friendly products and you will be breathing healthier air in no time. To get even better results you should vacuum your home office at least once a week.