Did you know that indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health? It can influence both our mood and our air. Stagnant indoor air allows pollutants to build up and hang around our homes in greater amounts that we should be breathing in. Since we spend such a large portion of our indoor time at our own homes, it is important to take steps to protect the health of your family and your tenants in your rental homes. Here are some easy ways to freshen up your home’s air quality this summer.
Check The Air Quality
You can easily improve the air quality of your investment home by ensuring that you have healthy ventilation. The air indoors can be up to five times as polluted as air outdoors because it is locked in the space and stagnant. It can contain everything from dust and dirt to pesticides and residual chemicals from cleaners. Changing the air filters in your rental home regularly will result in higher quality air throughout the home.
Luckily, in Phoenix you can open your windows for a good majority of the year to help allow fresh air to flow in and push that bad stuff out. Ceiling fans can also help with air circulation and can help keep the house cooler during those sweltering summer months.
There is an easy and affordable way to help improve the air quality in your house. Plants! They are a natural air detoxifier and will help bring in fresh oxygen. Plants do this by absorbing some of the particulates from the air while also taking in carbon dioxide, which is then processed into oxygen through photosynthesis.
Beyond air quality, plants are known to just make people feel better. That is why they are often seen in hospital rooms. Plus, they look great, too! So make sure to mention to your tenants that adding a few plants to the home can bring all kinds of benefits to their family. If they are unsure of what plants to purchase, check out this list of some of the best plants to improve air quality.
It’s the perfect time to think about freshening up your rental home and improving the air quality for your family and your tenants. If you’d like more tips on keeping your rental home running efficiently and with optimum health in mind, give us a call!