Tips For Improving Air Quality In Your Home

Improving air quality in our home is more important than many realize. Our home’s air quality can be more polluted than the outdoor air of even in the largest and most industrialized cities according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Home and office air quality can be two to five times more polluted than outside air.

As discussed in Sources of Indoor Air Pollution – How to Avoid Them we can make changes to the many contributors of poor indoor air quality.  People smoking indoors, paint chemicals, household cleaning products, and detergents can cause indoor pollution are just a few examples of things we can change. Allergen and toxic gases can enter the home which creates a need to purify the air.

7 Ways For Improving Air Quality in the Home

1.  Open windows and doors as much as possible

When temperature and humidity levels permit even if you open them just for a few minutes.  This will ensure proper ventilation to carry pollutants outside.  Also, it will help reduce moisture levels indoors which contribute to mould, destroying indoor air quality.

2.  Fill your house with plants

We exhale to get rid of carbon dioxide, which our bodies don’t need.  Plants do the exact opposite. They need carbon dioxide and let out oxygen that they do not need. NASA did a study to determine the best plants for air purification: “house plants can purify and rejuvenate air within our houses and workplaces, safeguarding us all from any side effects connected with prevalent toxins such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and also benzene.”

The top five plants to clean air quality according to the study include: 

  • Areca palm
  • Lady palm
  • Bamboo palm
  • Rubber plant
  • Janet Craig dracaena

3.     Use chemical free cleaners

Always do non-toxic cleaning for the home and personal care. Best to use Non-Toxic Home Cleaning products.

4.     Salt crystal lamps are good

There has been much thought that they help with air purification by helping reduce airborne allergens, and fungi and bacteria. There is no scientific research supporting this.

They do have some benefits, as they are like a candle which can be relaxing as a light in your bedroom. You can enjoy the soothing light so there is no harm in having one to your home.

5.     Groom your pets regularly

This will help keep your carpets clean and it will help improve air quality in your home.

6.     Purify the air in your home

Using an air purifier if you are very sensitive. There are many of them on the market.

7.     Control the  Moisture in your home

High moisture levels indoors which contribute to mould, destroying indoor air quality

  • Keep the home at the right humidity. Humidity levels should be around 45%. Under 30% is too dry, over 50% is too high and can contribute to mould growth. A dehumidifier may be necessary and do clean it regularly.
  • When there has been water damage or leaks take immediate action and remove the water and wet materials within 48 hours.
  • Running bathroom exhaust fans while showering and for 10 minutes afterwards helps keep moisture under control.
  • Over watered house plants can encourage mould growth.


Get out of the house!  Breathe in some fresh air by getting out to the countryside – to a forest, the beach or the mountains.

Also, it is important to breathe well:

Learning How to Breathe Changed My Life

Read Diana’s Breathing Technique which she used to improve her digestion, stop the pain and change her life.

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  1. ABOUT PLANTS: Don’t forget to check whether your houseplants are toxic to your pets! Dracaena, for example, is toxic to both cats and dogs Toxic to both cats and dogs. Symptoms of poisoning include vomiting (occasionally with blood), depression, anorexia, hypersalivation, dilated pupils (cats). (

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