Winter is just around the corner in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, and with it comes heated homes and closed doors and windows. Using store-bought air fresheners can be dangerous and can even bring harmful chemicals into your home. Here are some great natural ideas to keep the air circulating in your home crisp and clean while keeping your family safe and comfortable.
How They Affect Your Air Quality
Commercial air fresheners are quick and easy options to try to make your home smell better, but they do pose some issues. They emit harsh chemicals into the air, including volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like ethanol, formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene. Even at low levels, the VOCs from commercial air fresheners can negatively impact your health, leading to issues like migraines, asthma attacks, dermatitis, and more.
Luckily, there are other ways you can freshen up your air without resorting to commercial air fresheners:
Use Air Purifiers
Installing an air purification system can improve the circulated air in your home. These remove dander and VOCs from the air. Air purification systems also help to make stale air fresher and help you and your family breathe easier.
Humidifiers keep the air in your home from becoming too dry. They put the moisture back into the air after it’s been dried from being heated. Some humidifiers can also be used with essential oils to keep your home smelling nice. Certain combinations of oils can be used to help fight seasonal colds.
Refresh HVAC Filters
Regularly changing your filters can go a long way toward refreshing the air quality in your home. Having your system serviced regularly is a good way to keep your system on track, and a good rule of thumb is to change your filters regularly, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
At Coastal Air Solutions, we are always happy to do an indoor air quality inspection to improve the air in your home. Call us at (843) 482-0407 today to schedule your inspection.
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