Ideas for Improving Air Quality in Your Home and Getting a Breath of Fresh Air

Living in a world of such technological advancement has it’s apparent ups, as we can see in staying in touch with people in an instant, no matter how distant they are from us or being able to do shopping without even getting up from your chair. However, lately we are also reminded of the downs on a daily basis as well. There’s hardly anyone who hasn’t yet heard of the hazards of global warming and though we try to stay as alert and cautious as possible, sometimes we might not even know we’re exposed to danger. With air pollution constantly on the rise, we often hear of respiratory allergies and how they affect us.


Little do we know there’s more to getting the right protection than putting on a face mask when out and about in the city. Have you ever wondered whether you do have the quality air in your home you think you have? We live with the false impression that home air is much cleaner because we expect to be able to see pollution in the likes of the smog we see whenever we’re out in the city. If you can’t be sure of why you have frequent headaches, a sense of fatigue, shortness of breath and you’re coughing and sneezing more often than not, you might be dealing with a bad air situation. To prevent exacerbation, it’s important to consider implementing some changes in your interior that are far more important than the décor as they have to do with your health. Here are a few ideas to help you out.

Considering we depend on technology for just about every aspect of life, it wouldn’t hurt upgrading your devices kit with a handy indoor air quality meter. If your home isn’t ventilated properly, you won’t be aware of all the pollutants piling up. Meters as such are armed with latest technology sensors that can help you detect the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO), including temperature, relative humidity and differential pressure for a more thorough measurement. They can come in handy in your office or school as well, basically any place where you get to spend more time daily. Having air quality monitoring will save you from potential allergies, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, and even low sleep quality.

Along with buying an indoor air quality meter, get to know more about the effects of diffusers. Instead of using air fresheners to get a nice fragrance in your home environment, you can bring aromatherapy to your lifestyle. The new types of diffusers work on ultrasonic technology which allows for using organic essential oils and preserving their pure form, unlike with usual diffusers that function on heat and alter the oils. Knowing essential oils have anti-bacterial properties, these diffusers can keep viruses away from your living area, getting cold and flu out of the way while turning your surroundings into a stress-free zone.

There’s no better way to find solutions than by relying on nature when in times of need. You’ve probably heard how important it is to include plants in your interior and by doing a little research on your own, you’ll be able to learn more about the ones that can really purify the air in your home. Plants like dracaena, ficus, peace lily and aloe vera can be your biggest allies. A word of caution, though, is to make sure the plants you choose aren’t harmful to your pets.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.