Not all homes in the Austin area have severely poor home air health. Some of us just need some mild solutions to persistent allergens or other air particles. Does that mean that whole-home filters are the only option?
Luckily, Service Wizard is committed to comprehensive Austin air quality solutions. That means we care about making your home the healthiest it can be, not recommending a system you don’t actually need. If you’re interested in DIY air filtration or natural air purifiers, keep reading to learn some of the household installments that could keep your air cleaner!
Himalayan pink salt is a natural material that cleans the air through a process called hygroscopy. The salt crystal attracts and absorbs moisture from the air — where allergens and air contaminants hang out — and seals them into the crystal. This process is well known for removing smoke, dust and other particles from the air. You can easily invest in a Himalayan pink salt lamp to combine your design desires and your need for clean air!
House plants also have natural detoxification processes that can help clear the air. Instead of depending on potentially toxic cleaning products and air fresheners, you can take care of several kinds of plants that naturally absorb toxins from the air and use them as food.
- Peace Lily
- Aloe Vera
- English Ivy
- Areca Palm
- Bamboo Palm
- Snake Plant
Be sure these plants are safe for the people and animals in your home, but they can contribute to cleaner air in no time at all!
We all love burning candles, but the ones made with paraffin release soot and dangerous pollutants into the air. Not only do beeswax candles burn slowly and cleanly, but they can also ionize the air. This neutralizes air toxins and removes common allergens from the air.
Activated or bamboo charcoal is highly porous. These pores make the material effective at absorbing a number of air particles, including:
Charcoal can be found in certain air filters, but it can also be used raw to naturally clean your air.
You may use essential oils to calm down, sleep and influence your moods, but they can also be used to clean your air. The oils of pine needles, cinnamon, thyme, eucalyptus, lemon and grapefruit have been proven to be 99% effective at killing airborne bacteria when combined. You can add these oil to soaps and detergents to spread health around the home or simply add them to warm water in whatever room you are in.
Another really important aspect of proper air circulation is ventilation. It’s not a great idea to open your windows and doors to let air flow through your home due to the heat and amount of allergens in the outside air. Instead, make sure you use the vents in your home. Kitchen, bathroom and attic vents should be operational and used on a daily basis to make sure the air is expelled from your home.
Ready For Cleaner Air?
Try out some of these natural air purifiers, but be aware that a professional solution may be needed. Service Wizard offers our recommendations to keep your home healthy and your air pristine. Contact us today to get professional IAQ solutions!