3 Easy Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Air

3 Easy Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Air

Laura E. Hall
Jun 16, 2011

Now that summer is here, it's harder and harder to spend time inside our stuffy office. Here are our recommendations for keeping the air inside your own office just as fresh and clean as the sunny, breezy landscape outside.

1. Fans

Adding a fan to your desk is the fastest, cheapest and easiest way to get the air flowing around your desk. Have a look at our 10 top choices for stylish and functional fans or check out these USB-powered options.

2. Air Purifiers

A step up from a simple fan, an air purifier is designed to remove allergens from the air including pollen, dander, mites and smoke particles. We recommended these 10 air purifiers for the home, which utilize HEPA filters and are ideal for small spaces.

3. Plants

Computers, electronic equipment, carpets and paint can all emit toxins, and a surefire way to keep your air fresh and clean is to introduce plants into the environment. A NASA study to find the best plants to send into space revealed the best options for filtering out benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene, all common pollutants.

How do you keep the air in your office fresh and clean? What are your favorite solutions with enclosed offices, or spaces without windows that open? What are your favorite fans or air purifiers? Share your tips in the comments below.

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