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How to keep your home interior at its fragrant best

by DrPrem Jagyasi

Fresh air flowing through an office or a home is exhilarating, and it would be awesome if you lived and worked in a place where windows could be left open all year round. Unfortunately, that is not a reality for most people. However, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on the idea of having fresh air all around you. In fact, there are several things you can do to have comfortable interior air — here are four ideas to get you started. 

Household Plants

Why do you think the air outside is so much more refreshing than the air inside? Part of the reason is that when you are outside and surrounded by the source of the oxygen you breathe, plants and trees are everywhere. So, imagine what would happen if you brought the natural source of oxygen inside with you; your plants would convert the carbon dioxide you breathe out and the water given to them into clean oxygen for you to breathe back in. Plus, some plants filter and absorb toxins from the air, which contributes to the clean air around you.

Air Purifiers

Plants are great at helping clean the air inside your home and office, but they cannot purify it all. If you have animals, you should consider investing in an air purifier that sucks in the air, runs it through a filter, and blows it back into the room. This process helps eliminate dust, pet hair, pet dander, and other debris in the air. Not only will it help clean the air, but it will reduce allergens, making it much more pleasant for you and your guests.

Smart Thermostat

Now if you don’t have pets and you keep a clean house, your HVAC unit may be newer, and works well at cleaning your air. You have to remember to change the filters regularly and service your unit to maintain it and keep it running efficiently. You also should consider investing in a smart thermostat, which not only keeps your temperatures from fluctuating, but it also works as a great reminder for maintenance. Many smart thermostats alert you when filters need changing or when it is time for routine maintenance, taking all the guesswork out of maintenance for you.

Air Fresheners

Another thing you probably love about fresh air is the lack of smell that it has; it is just crisp, clean, and refreshing. However, when you walk into an office, you can quickly detect if the doors and windows have been closed for extended periods of time, or if someone has brought in a strong-smelling meal. Air fresheners such as sprays, wickless candles, plug-ins, and other deodorizers won’t solve the problem, but they definitely will make the air inside your home or office much more pleasant and visitor-friendly. But don’t overdo it either, because one strong smell over another can just make it worse.

Fresh air is by far the best option, but when opening a window isn’t a realistic option, these four changes will help make your interior air more comfortable.

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