Most of us spend a great deal of time at home, and while it’s easy to forget as they are naked to the eye, many adverse factors can contribute to the quality of our indoor climate. These include fungi, house dust mites, particulates and air toxics such as formaldehyde, and left unresolved, can lead to health issues1.
However, creating a comfortable and healthy indoor environment can elevate your space into a more inviting atmosphere with benefits to our wellbeing and overall health.
Here are 5 easy ways to enhance your indoor environment:
1. Enhance the Air Quality
Indoor air quality can greatly impact our health, and we recommend investing in an air purifier with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter to place in a central location of your home, like the Electrolux UltimateHome 300 Air Purifier. Our air purifiers help remove particles, allergens, and pollutants from the air, promoting a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.
2. Incorporate Indoor Plants
Plants not only add aesthetic and calming appeal to your home but also contribute to a healthier indoor climate as they naturally filter the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Some of our favourite plants known for their air-purifying properties that you can place around your home are peace lilies, golden pothos, ficus, chrysanthemums and spider plants2, If you have pets, ensure the plants you are buying are safe or out of reach for them to bite or eat the leaves.
3. Invest in a Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
Keeping your home clean is crucial for maintaining a healthier indoor environment, and robotic vacuum cleaners are a convenient tool that can help automate the cleaning process. The Electrolux UltimateHome 300 robot vacuum allows you can set a cleaning schedule to ensure a consistently clean living space, to help reduce the accumulation of dust, allergens, dirt and pet hair and dander.
4. Control Sunlight and Natural Lighting
Sunlight and natural lighting have a significant impact on reducing the use of electrical energy and temperature levels inside the home. During hot summer months, use window coverings or shades to block out direct sunlight to prevent excessive heat from entering your home, and during colder seasons, open curtains and blinds to allow sunlight to warm up your space naturally.
5. Eliminate Indoor Pollutants
Indoor pollutants can have adverse effects on our health, as they linger and some, such as house dust mites or harsh chemical droplets can reach our lungs when we breathe3. Where possible, aim to minimise the use of harsh chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) found in certain cleaning products, paints, and furniture inside the home, and opt for more environmentally friendly alternatives4.