It’s that time of year…the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and it’s time to open your windows! This spring, Afterglow wants to help you breathe in cleaner air. Here are our top tips for making your home’s climate a pleasure to breathe in.



  • Open your windows and take advantage of the sun!


When the weather gets warmer, opening your windows to let the fresh air in can be so refreshing. Opening your windows can also reduce moisture levels, which will decrease the impact of mold. In some homes, you may need to install HRV/ERV to promote ventilation and keep moisture levels and pollutants at bay.


  • Add a houseplant or two


Not only are houseplants a beautiful addition to any home decor, but they also make fantastic air purifiers, as well. Research conducted by NASA shows that houseplants can purify and rejuvenate air by reducing toxins in our home. They suggest having at least one plant per 100 square feet of your home for the most effective air cleaning. Plants that are easy to take care of and purify the air include garden mums, spider plants, bamboo, and aloe vera plants.




  • Diffuse essential oils


Using essential oils can help kill up to 99% of airborne bacteria in your home. Essential oils such as cinnamon, oregano, tea tree, thyme, lemon, lavendar, and peppermint can purify air quality, eliminate bacteria, and provide your home with a subtle, fresh scent that’s all-natural. You can dilute a few drops of essential oil with water and use a spray bottle to mist the scent through your home, or try an essential oil diffuser for a more even distribution.


  • Change your air filters


Did you know that the average Canadian spends around 90% of their time indoors, and that levels of air pollution inside your home can actually be 2-5 times higher than they are outdoors? By simply changing the air filters in your home every 3 months, you will immediately experience the health benefits of breathing higher quality air.

At Afterglow, we believe that there’s nothing more important in your home than breathing clean air, and we offer a wide variety of air purifiers to help you achieve just that. With over 26 years of experience, contact us to handle your needs with care.