3 Holiday Decorating Tips to Help Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season! From festive gatherings to gift-giving, there is a multitude of wonderful traditions to look forward to — such as decorating! If you’re looking to transform your home into a winter wonderland, there is the possibility that you can diminish your indoor air quality in the process. If you’re looking to maintain positive air quality, then here are some important decorating tips to follow:

Tip 1: Dust Everything

Have a favorite holiday decoration residing in your attic? Before you place that snowflake sculpture on your dining room table, it’s important to dust it off first. When you add unnecessary dust to your home, it will decrease your air quality — which can eventually be detrimental to your wellbeing. Despite a decoration looking clean or free of dust, it’s always important to give the holiday furnishing a quick wipedown before displaying it in your home. Not only will your decoration look much more festive when it’s dustless, but it will also help maintain good air quality within your home!

Tip 2: Avoid Window Spray Paint

A staple of most storefronts is a festive, decorative holiday window display! One of the most iconic elements used in their displays is artificial snow spray paint — which adds a snowy feature around the corners of windows. Although it may seem like a great decorative touch to add to your home, it can certainly diminish the quality of your air quality — all due to the emissions from the aerosol can. If you’re set on having faux snow around your windows, then we suggest opting for a washable, non-toxic window paint — which will provide you with the same effect, and can even help let your creative juices flow, too!

Tip 3: Don’t Block the Vent

Looking to spread holiday cheer around every corner in your home? If that’s the case, just avoid any air/heat vent — no matter how tempting it might be to place a snowflake over it. Just like a pipe blockage, if you block an air vent in your home, it can then lead to a decline in air quality. If you’re looking to hang up that decorative snowflake, it will be best to place it on a blank wall — which will preserve your air quality in the process!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing Heating & Air, we are dedicated to helping you improve indoor air quality through air filtration systems, ultraviolet light air purification systems, and more! For more information on the services we offer give us a call at (662) 269-0851.