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Healthy Home Guide: 4 Ways To Purify Your Living Room

In our Healthy Home Guide, we share tips to make your house cleaner, safer and better for you and your family.

Keep your living room dust-free with these essential items.

1. Choose the right rug for allergy relief. Flatweave rugs are an allergy-sufferer’s dream. They have a low pile, which means they don’t attract as much allergy-inducing dust and dander, and they’re also an easy way to add pattern and color underfoot. Go with natural fibers, like wool or cotton, as synthetics are harder to clean and can off-gas harmful chemicals.

2. This new vacuum is the strong silent type — it traps tiny specks of dust and has an upholstery brush (yes, you do have to vacuum your sofa!), so it’s great for pet owners, but it also boasts a superquiet motor.

3. Condo-dwellers can clear the air with this sleek purifier, which has five levels of intensity, including an extrasoft night mode.

4. This UV-powered purifier easily attaches to your furnace and “attacks” (read: kills) airborne microorganisms like mold and bacteria.

Author:
Stacy Lee Kong
Source:
House & Home May 2014
Products:
1. Madeline Weinrib Jordan cotton carpet, $450, ABC Carpet & Home 2. Rowenta Silence Force Extreme Multi-Cyclonic, $560, Hudson’s Bay 3. Viktor Air Purifier, $660, The Home Depot 4. Swordfish UVC Whole Home Air Purification System, $155, Canadian Tire
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