4 Ways to Breathe Fresher Air in Your Home

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Let’s face it, we spend most of our time indoors, especially if you live here in New England—Summers are extra, extra hot, and winters are super, super cold. There’s not much of an in-between here. So, if you’re going to spend time indoors, why not do it right? And yes, there is a right way! It all starts with air quality. In case you haven’t noticed, you’re breathing all day long. None stop. But did you know that the air you’re breathing inside may be just as bad as the air you’re breathing outside? Poor indoor air quality has been shown to cause asthma, allergies, heart disease, and even cancer. Here are a few quick and easy ways to get started on improving the air quality in your home and start breathing cleaner!

Let in the fresh air. The easiest thing you can do to improve your indoor environment is open a window…yup, it’s that simple. Although it’s important to be mindful of the weather outside, opening the window is a great way to bring in the fresh air, filter out the bad air, and leave the home smelling fresh and vibrant. Be mindful of any allergies or asthma before opening your windows.

Eliminate odors. Taking out the trash, cleaning out the refrigerator, changing bed sheets, and washing throw blankets are just a few ways our caregivers can improve your indoor environment. Staying on top of household chores is key to keeping your home smelling fresh. MetroCare of Springfield caregivers can help put a stop to those pesky home odors by assisting with daily household tasks.

Consider an air purifier. Between cooking smells, smells coming in from outside, the smells other people are bringing into our homes, pesky contaminants, bacteria, and viruses, your home is exposed to a lot! An air purification system can take the work out of keeping your air clean. These lightweight systems can easily be ordered online and placed in any corner of your home, so while you’re going about your day-to-day, your purification system is doing all the work to give you the purest, cleanest environment possible. One of our favorite air purifiers is AirDoctor.

Nix the air fresheners. Ever get a major headache when someone has a candle burning in their home or one of those super-strong air fresheners? It actually is caused by the chemicals these products are made with. Most candles contain several different chemicals and additives that give it its signature scent. To our bodies, these are known as endocrine disruptors, interfering with our body’s hormones. These disrupters cause those headaches you get whenever those candles are lit or those air fresheners are going. If you still love to burn candles in the home and aren’t quite ready to part with those air fresheners, try opting for one of these healthier candle options.

Keeping your home neat, tidy, and fresh takes a bit of elbow grease, and for some, that can be tough to keep up with. Let us help! The caregivers with our Adult Foster Care and Group Adult Foster Care programs are ready to make your everyday household tasks easier. Learn more.

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