The whole world is concerned about the covid-19 pandemic. We are panic buying alcohol, toilet paper, and suppliers. But one thing that we often miss—you need to improve the air quality in your home. This will boost our immunity, well-being, and even our mental health.
Simple Tips to Improve Air Quality in Your Home
We cannot control the viruses around us but we can make ourselves healthier with simple health practices. Actually, we should continue doing this for the well-being of every single person in our home.
There’s no need to panic. Basic sanitation is key to keep our family and homes safe and healthy.
Open windows in the morning.
Even if you have air conditioning or not, most of us close our windows when we sleep at night. It’s mostly for security purposes. But when you wake up in the morning, do open your windows to let new (if not fresh) air come in. It is good for the air circulation in the cooped up room overnight.
Use a Himalayan lamp in your bedroom.
The huge chunk of pink Himalayan salt, when lighted, acts like a humidifier in the room. It cleanses the air, reduces allergies, and promotes good sleep. Read more about the Health Benefits of the Himalayan Salt Lamp in the bedroom.
Use an essential oils diffuser.
An evaporative diffuser converts liquid into gas. If you add natural essential oils into it, like Young Living Essential oils, the diffuser “throws” the oils into the air and circulates the molecules. It causes the oils, together with the water, to evaporate and dispel naturally.
With the diffuser you can use different oils for different purposes. There are oils for sleep, to remove odors, or to boost immunity. If you are not a member yet, sign up for starter kit from this link >> https://yl.pe/b4tj
Invest in a humidifier.
There are many types of humidifiers. But generally, the device emits water vapor into a space to increase the level of humidity. It helps those with existing skin and breathing conditions due to lack of humidity.
Use a UV sterilyzing lamp.
Powered by ultraviolet light, lamps like the Covilyzer Ultraviolet Sterilization Lamps, cleans the room of pathogens. It is a special germicidal lamp that disrupts the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. With only minutes of exposure per day, a room can be cleaned by the lamp.
A home may need just one lamp. You can rotate the use of the lamp on each bedroom. However, a higher capacity Covilyzer may be needed for the living room and other larger areas in your house.
Where to Get a Covilyzer UV Lamp
In Bacolod City, the Covilyzer Ultraviolet Sterilization Lamp is distributed by MCS Medcare Supplies. Located at Loyola Building, Malaspina corner Hilado Streets, Bacolod City. Tel. No. (034) 435-1118 or Mobile (0943) 243-2214. Follow their FB page: Medcare Supplies
Clean air filters | air conditioners regularly.
As scheduled, have a technician clean your aircon every 6 months. As for your air filters, check them every few days and clean as needed (depending on the model).
Clean the room and change sheets every week.
No matter how you clean the air, it is still imperative that we clean our rooms. Wipe surfaces to remove dust and vacuum or mop the floor. Because of allergic rhinitis, we don’t use a broom, as these just scatter dust particles in the air.
Additionally, change bed sheets as often as you can. Since we are homeschooling and stay at home most of the time, we lie down or sit on our beds a lot more often than those who work outside. So these get soiled faster and dust mites propagate faster because of our dead skin cells that get left behind on the sheets. At most, we change our sheets every 10 days.
Grow indoor plants.
Plants produce oxygen and therefore are good to have around inside the house. However, do remember that molds can grow on the soil and on pots because they are always damp. Make sure to take out your potted indoor plants at least once a week and place them under the sunlight. If it’s too tedious for you, it’s better to let the plants stay outside.
Live in a Home With Good Quality Air
These are just simple things to improve the air quality in your home. These can be easily done. If buying new gadgets seem too expensive and beyond your family budget, try to at least get a Himalayan salt lamp first. It costs about PhP1,500 (roughly $30) but could last for at least two years. It’s a really good investment for your health.
For Homeschoolers and Work at Home Parents
If you are homeschooling your children or if you are working from home, then you should all the more improve the air quality in your home. That is because, you stay there most of the time. It would be nice to work in an environment where you breathe clean air, right?