Are you having trouble breathing in your own home? Do you feel suffocated? Is it damp inside your home? As we’re now in Spring here in Australia, it’s a perfect time to get rid of the winter cobwebs around your home that could be making it difficult to breathe easy. Thinks like dust, damp, mildew and even the type of cleaning products you use can all have an effect on your breathing. Check out our top 5 tips on how breathe easier in your own home.
1) Use A Dehumidifier
If your home has been left damp after winter, using a dehumidifier will help in reducing the moisture levels in your home. This will make it easier to breathe. With lesser moisture in the air, your home will be less welcoming to different allergens like mould, mildew, dust mites and other allergens.
2) Ensure Your HVAC Maintenance Is Up To Date
Did you know you should have your air conditioning unit serviced every year? Many times air conditioners are not serviced on time and they often stop working as expected. Air conditioning Geelong provide annual servicing which ensures your unit is performing optimally, not only for your health but also your electricity bill. Make sure you’re getting your home’s heating and cooling units serviced at regular intervals of time.
3) Open Your Windows:
This seems obvious but due to work commitments it’s often hard to air your house out for the required period of time. When you find yourself at home on a nice day, open all the windows and doors in your home to allow fresh air to follow through. Increasing the ventilation in your home, even just for small periods of time will help remove odours from the air and reduce the allergens that could be living in your home with you.
4) Make Your Own Eco Friend Cleaning Products
Many store brought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can cause unpleasant reactions when used. If you find the smell or some cleaning products too much to bear, buy eco-friendly products or even try making your own. Check out our blog “Six Natural Cleaning Products You Can Make At Home” for a little inspiration.
5) Use Your Bathroom’s Extractor Fans
This is especially important if your bathroom feels damp and lacks ventilation. Running the bathroom fans will help to get rid of moisture, mildew and mould, which can often lead to breathing difficulties and allergies. Running these fans will help in circulating the air and bring freshness. Try to open bathroom windows where possible as well to really maximise the fan’s capabilities.
There you have it, 5 steps you can follow which will help make it easier to breathe in your own home. If you’ve got any tips you’d like to add to this list, be sure to leave them in the comments below.
Let us know what you do to air out your home and help prevent mould and mildew build up. We’d love to hear from you.