Getting fresh Part 2: Ways to move fresh air throughout your home

Phantom Screens / August 4, 2016

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Now that we’ve discovered all of the wonderful benefits of fresh air, it’s time to think about how you can breathe in more of it during your day. We understand that you can’t always be outside to enjoy the view your patio has to offer. When you take a shower, make hot tea and do anything else that contributes moisture into the air, you’re creating an environment prone to mold and bacteria, which is why fresh air in the home is so important. Outdoor air can also remove any unwanted odors that may be making themselves at home. Thankfully, there are ways to get that delightful air only which nature can provide within your home. Here’s how to move that fresh air throughout your home:

Retractable door screens

Phantom’s retractable door screens offer the perfect way to ventilate your home and get the fresh air flowing. These screens keep out annoying insects but let the air easily travel throughout your space. Their design also maintains a seamless flow between indoor and exterior living areas. They are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors, to easily match any decor style or color palate. Plus, they’re a great alternative to fixed screens and work well on sliding doors and even French doors.

Open your windows

If it’s not too hot and muggy out during the summer months, take advantage of the beautiful weather by cracking open your windows and letting the fresh air run free. This may especially be important to do in the kitchen if you frequently use cleaning products that may be circulating throughout the air. It’s a great way to cool down the house on a hot summer day without having to waste energy turning on the a/c. A way to achieve this is by installing Phantom Serene window screens on your windows. They are a perfect solution to letting the fresh air in and keeping the bugs out.
If you want to enjoy a cool summer night when you’re catching some zzz’s, Phantom’s retractable window screens are the perfect way to do so. They keep all of the night critters out and ventilate your room with plenty of fresh air as you sleep. Alternatively, if you want a dark bedroom to sleep in, you can also use retractable window screens with block out mesh to help you sleep peacefully!

Keep plants in your home

Not only do flowers and plants bring beauty into your home, they bring fresh air along with it. House plants can purify the air, getting rid of pollution, and some even filter out common volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Here are some of the top plants to have in your home to breathe in more fresh air and improve air quality:

  • Aloe: easy-to-grow and maintain, helps to heal cuts and burns, rids the air of formaldehyde and benzene
  • Spider plant: fights benzene, formaldehyde, xylene and carbon monoxide (all air pollutants)
  • Snake plant: filters out formaldehyde, thrives in low light, perfect for the indoors
  • Gerbera daisy: pop of color, removes trichloroethylene and benzene
  • Chrysanthemum: beautiful flower, filter out benzene, make sure to place it in a location with direct sunlight

Stay away from air fresheners

You may be tempted to spray some of that air freshener you just bought from the store, but you may be further polluting the air in your home if you do so. According to the Chicago Tribune, most of those artificial air fresheners contain VOCs and contribute to poor indoor air quality. Instead, opt for natural ways to freshen up your home. Try using pure essential oils, cinnamon, lavender, lemon, eucalyptus or orange oil. Dab the oil into rugs, on curtains and into the edges of upholstery for a fresh scent throughout your space.