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Spring Cleaning and Indoor Air Quality

  • Written by: TruSens

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Open your windows, clean out the garage, and plant flowers. It’s time to wipe away the winter blues…it’s officially spring! Spring cleaning can help improve the air quality in your home, ultimately making you feel better and ready to tackle the day. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your spring cleaning.

Minimize the Use of Toxic Cleaning Chemicals

When browsing the cleaning supply aisle, many of us choose the most well-known or cheapest options. We may consider the ingredients of the cleaning products we choose. There is no federal regulation of chemicals contained in household products and ingredients do not need to meet any safety standards.

Environmental experts claim that the average household may contain as many as 62 toxic chemicals. We’re exposed to them routinely—from the phthalates in synthetic fragrances to the noxious fumes in oven cleaners.  Choosing safer and non-toxic cleaning options such as vapor steam cleaners, homemade cleaners, or alternative bio-cleaning solutions can help minimize exposure to toxic cleaning chemicals, thus creating a healthier living environment.

In addition to being cautious with the products you use to clean; an air purifier can help to reduce the air pollutants that are released by harmful products. Household cleansers and disinfectants are one of the sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). To reduce VOCs sourced from these products, you can use a TruSens Air Purifier. TruSens offers a range of air purifiers and a Specialty Odor & VOC Filter engineered with a True HEPA filter and high-performance activated carbon to help reduce certain VOCs.

Change Out Filters

Filters are seemingly everywhere: in your car, vacuum, air purifier, HVAC, and more. These filters work to trap smoke, bacteria, pollen, mold, dust mites, and other particulate matter. It’s good to get in the habit of changing out your filters regularly. This will help your HEPA filter work to its highest potential and eliminate the unwanted particles in your home and car–spaces where you spend much of your day.

Reduce the Dust in Your Home

Dust can be everywhere in your home. Embedded in fabrics or collecting on hard surfaces, dust can end up airborne when disturbed. Using a combination of tips and an air purifier, your home can feel cleaner in no time.

Read more on how to reduce dust in your home here.

Keep Windows and Doors Closed When Air Quality Index Values are High

 The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a reading of air pollutant levels, using numbers associated with the quality of air. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and therefore the greater the health concern. Now that the weather is warming up, it may be tempting to leave the windows and doors open. However, you should make sure to check the AQI before letting the outside air into your home.

In addition to checking the AQI, those allergic to pollen and mold should check the pollen and mold counts. These counts report the levels of pollen and mold allergens in the air. Keeping doors and windows shut during times of high pollen and mold counts will help to reduce the number of allergens coming into your home.

Use an Air Purifier

An air purifier is the ultimate assistant for improving your indoor air quality this spring. The main benefit and purpose of an air purifier is to help improve the indoor air quality of your space. During your spring cleaning, an air purifier will help remove any unwanted air pollutants and odors that you cannot.

Why TruSens for Spring Cleaning?

TruSens Air Purifiers help reduce unwanted indoor air pollutants in your home. TruSens customizes spring cleaning for your indoor air quality with a range of air purifiers and Specialty Filters. TruSens Specialty Filters come in Allergy & Flu, Pet, and Odor.

This spring, use each of the Specialty Filters to address your concerns.

  • Allergy & Flu Filter: For the allergy sufferer who wants to reduce airborne allergens, like mold, pollen, and/or dust.
  • Pet Filter: For the pet owner who wants to reduce their pet’s dander, hair, and odors.
  • Odor & VOC Filter: For those who want to rid their indoor air of unwanted odors and VOCs.

Looking for Other Spring-Cleaning Tips?

Check out our other articles to help you clean up specific areas or air pollutants from your home.