If, like me, you love Winter but hate being cold (is that an oxymoron 🤔), then, like me, you close all the doors, crank up the heating, and comfort eat home-cooked stews 🍑💨 What I also know about Winter is our indoor air quality is compromised. Especially for our pets 🐶🐈, kids 👶🏻, and you if you have a respiratory issue.
When you use synthetic fragrances in the home, while it's nice to have the smell of gardenias wafting through your house - there are hidden dangers in using products with "fake" fragrances.
That's why NON pre poo toilet spray was formulated using no synthetic fragrances to eliminate offensive bathroom smells from your home. OK, enough spruiking my genius poo-smell slayer, here are 3 easy tips to improve indoor air quality this Winter.
1. Reduce the use of products that contain synthetic fragrances; these are primarily found in air fresheners and personal care items. These products release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air. I understand synthetic fragrances are a cheaper alternative, but using products containing synthetic fragrances, especially air fresheners, messes with your health, and prolonged exposure has been linked to respiratory issues, headaches, and long-term health effects.
Instead, use a non-toxic product, like NON pre poo toilet spray, that is a finalist in the 2023 Clean & Conscious awards. These awards celebrate the best products available in Australia & New Zealand. All finalists are thoroughly researched, hands-on tested and verified to be clean (non-toxic) and conscious (ethical, sustainable and responsible). Sorry, I know, spruiking... Couldn't help myself
2. Ensure Proper Ventilation: Even during Winter, allowing fresh air into your home is essential. Open windows periodically, especially on a bluebird day, to promote air circulation and prevent the buildup of indoor pollutants. Then, by all means, revert to the above position of cranked heater and comfort eating...
3. Check and Maintain Your Heating System: Heating systems can circulate dust, mould spores, and other particles throughout your home. Ensure your heating system is clean and well-maintained by changing filters regularly and scheduling professional inspections and cleanings.
Speaking from experience, a few years back, our heating system was struggling to work with the built up collection of dust. I insisted we needed a new reverse cycle unit, "ka-ching ka-ching " when all that was required was a new filter - we vacuumed the existing filter until the new one arrived.