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During summer or winter, when your area is experiencing extremely hot or cold weather, it’s common for people to keep their windows and doors closed in order to help ensure a comfortable environment in their home. But have you ever walked through the door and been greeted with muggy, stale air – or even noticed lingering odors that raise concerns about the overall indoor air quality?

You’re not alone! Fortunately, there are effective and natural ways to address and improve indoor air quality. There have been studies that show how good air quality can raise oxygen levels in your brain, boosting mood and focus, promote better sleep, while reducing the effect of stress hormones, so it’s something well worthwhile to think about.

Ready to enhance your indoor environment and enjoy the positive impacts of better air quality? While nothing can quite compete with our indoor air quality services, there are ways you can incorporate some natural solutions in your household routine.

original infographic stating 4 ways to improve indoor air quality

🪴 Houseplants

One of the best ways to naturally filter out common indoor pollutants is by incorporating a variety of houseplants. That’s because houseplants perform a process called photosynthesis. During photosynthesis, a plant absorbs carbon dioxide from the air and releases fresh oxygen. 

But there’s also a process called phytoremediation that occurs that goes beyond just oxygen production. During phytoremediation, certain plants are able to absorb and break down pollutants that are present in the air. Pretty neat, huh?

When looking for a new air purifying house plant, consider the following: spider plant, boston fern, aloe vera, snake plant, or english ivy.

☀️ Fresh Air

In Germany, homeowners implement what they call, Lüften, which means, “to air something out.” This process consists of opening your windows multiple times a day to rid your home of stale air, improve ventilation, and promote a fresher and healthier indoor environment. 

In 2020, Lüften became more well known all around the world as people sought ways to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, and today, this simple and effective practice remains as a valuable strategy in maintaining a clean living space. 

🌳 Natural Air Purifiers

Alongside plants, there are other natural air purifiers that effectively cleanse the air in your home, including Himalayan salt lamps, beeswax candles, and activated charcoal. 

Himalayan sea salt is the product of ancient sea deposits in the Himalayan mountains that are over 250 million years old. It’s best known for its pink hue that is derived from trace minerals. When used in lamps, the heat generated by the bulb helps release negative ions from the salt, which counteracts the positive ions in the air that carry pollutants.  

Beeswax candles function in the same fashion in that they can also release negative ions into the air. Additionally, the natural honey-like scent released when burning beeswax candles adds a pleasant aroma to your living space – without introducing synthetic fragrances. 

Now, activated charcoal doesn’t release negative ions. But the porous structure of the charcoal does help remove bacteria, harmful pollutants, and allergens from the air, while absorbing moisture that can contribute to mold and mildew growth. 

🧽 DIY Cleaning Solutions 

There’s nothing better than relaxing in a clean and clutter-free home. Most cleaning products claim to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your home, but did you know some can actually increase indoor air pollution? That’s because liquid cleaners and aerosol sprays release byproducts into the air called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which can trigger asthma or other respiratory issues. 

Homemade cleaning products using ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils are a safe and effective alternative. And regularly cleaning and dusting surfaces using your own homemade cleaning products can help prevent buildup of indoor pollutants and allergens. Say goodbye to potential health risks associated with commercial cleaners, and hello to a cleaner, healthier living space for you and your loved ones.

Need Professional Assistance Maintaining Your HVAC Systems? Call Airbusters

While the options listed above are proven and effective ways in naturally improving indoor air quality, we want to ensure you’re breathing the freshest, safest air possible. Airbusters’ team of certified HVAC technicians offers a comprehensive range of services, including air filter replacement, air purifier installation, humidifier and dehumidifier installation, germicidal UV light sanitation, mechanical ventilation, and IAQ coil treatment services.

All of this to say, when it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust us to deliver solutions that are tailored to your specific needs. Our ultimate goal is to provide cleaner air to your Nashville area home or business.

To schedule an appointment with us, call Airbusters at 615-551-5534 or conveniently request a service on our website. Your well-being starts with the air you breathe!

Need Professional Assistance Maintaining Your HVAC Systems? Call Airbusters

While the options listed above are proven and effective ways in naturally improving indoor air quality, we want to ensure you’re breathing the freshest, safest air possible. Airbusters’ team of certified HVAC technicians offers a comprehensive range of services, including air filter replacement, air purifier installation, humidifier and dehumidifier installation, germicidal UV light sanitation, mechanical ventilation, and IAQ coil treatment services.

All of this to say, when it comes to your indoor air quality, you can trust us to deliver solutions that are tailored to your specific needs. Our ultimate goal is to provide cleaner air to your Nashville area home or business.

To schedule an appointment with us, call Airbusters at 615-551-5534 or conveniently request a service on our website. Your well-being starts with the air you breathe!