4 Tips To Improve Your Apartment's Air Quality

Tony 03/07/2019
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality inside the average home is more polluted than outside air. That's still true even in the most industrialized cities.

The good news is you can do a lot to improve the air quality in your apartment to make your space a healthier place without actually having to do a lot. Here are four tips you can use to clear the air in your apartment:

  1. Use health-focused paint options. If you've been following DIY trends recently, you know that dark accent walls are really popular right now. And it makes sense; those deep greens and blues can really make your wall art pop. But conventional paints contain toxic chemicals like VOCs that can impact your health. What's more, they can stay in the air even after you're done. By using health-focused paint options, you can stay trendy and healthy at the same time.
  2. Clean green and smart. Don't just use health-focused paints around your house. Use eco-friendly cleaning products too. When you inhale dangerous chemicals in an enclosed space, it can cause damage to your lungs and might even increase your risk of cancer. Use eco-friendly, non-toxic cleaners to keep yourself and your family safe.
  3. Avoid using synthetic air fresheners. Everyone wants their home to smell nice, especially when you live in a small apartment. But avoid using synthetic air fresheners that contain chemicals. Instead, opt for beeswax candles, homemade air fresheners, and simmer pots to make your home smell great.
  4. Plants are your best friends. Plants are a big trend right now among both Generations Y and Z, and they're one of the healthiest trends to have. Plants reduce stress and purify the air in your apartment while using the carbon you exhale to grow and bloom.

Where can I find health-focused paint for my apartment?

According to a report by CBC Marketplace, VOC levels over 500 ppb can cause health problems for people who are sensitive to chemicals. If the paint in your apartment is over a year old, many of these VOCs will have dissipated. But it's a good idea to go for a health-focused paint option if you're choosing to paint your floor or walls in the next year.

Ecos Paints has the health-focused paints, wood primers, masonry stains, and latex free varnishes you need to paint your walls, flooring, or furniture without the high VOCs. To learn more about our painting options, contact Ecos Paints today.