Homes with indoor air plants have an undeniable Scandinavian quality to them. These plants not only add layers of freshness to the space but also double up as your health protectors. In fact, according to research, the adverse health impacts of indoor air pollution far outweigh those of outdoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution from solid fuels accounts for 3.5 million deaths.

If you’re looking to improve the indoor air quality within your home without investing in an expensive air purifier, you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we will demonstrate practical ideas that will purify your home and elevate its aesthetic quotient. Let’s get going.

Hack #1: Buy the Right Kind of Indoor Plants 

Plants are nature’s natural purifiers and can effectively combat indoor air pollutants such as formaldehyde on a day to day basis. Some common easy-to-maintain plants you can add to your home include golden pothos, aloe vera, peace lily, English ivy, and bamboo palm to name a few. Ideally, try to keep a houseplant within every 100 square-foot of your home to rejuvenate the air and purify your home.

Hack #2: Natural Air Purifiers Are Your Best Friends

If you’re looking for natural ways to cleanse your home, here are a few ‘natural’ air purifiers that can help:

  • Go for salt crystal lamps as the Himalayan pink salt is touted to be a natural air purifier. It pulls up toxins from the environment and neutralises them.
  • Light up scented beeswax candles which have a calming and purifying vibe to them. This help ionise the air and neutralise toxic components.
  • Keep activated charcoal or bamboo charcoal within your home as it helps to remove toxins from the air.
  • Stock up on essential oils such as cinnamon, clove, thyme, grapefruit, lemon, etc., as these can effectively kill bacteria, mould, viruses, and fungi.

Hack #3: Make Sure to Keep Changing Your AC Filter

Air conditioning systems are extremely useful in keeping your home cool during the deadly summers and filtering out some of the most common air pollutants. However, their efficiency dwindles over time. This is why it is critical to change your air filters once or twice a year, depending on your AC usage.

Hack #4: Invest in a Good Electric Air Purifier

Invest in a good air purifier and place it strategically in the most commonly used areas of the house–be it your living room, bedroom, etc. These air purifiers, particularly ionic purifiers, can help get rid of some of the irritants that can trigger your allergy symptoms.

Hack #5: Make Sure Your Rugs and Carpets Are Always Clean

Your carpets and rugs can double up as the home for harmful pathogens and toxins over time. This is why it is recommended you use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to clean your carpets and rugs at least one to two times a week. If you can, go for a hard surface flooring instead of opting for wall-to-wall carpeting to prevent the accumulation of toxins and pollutants.

In addition to this, make sure to clean your bedding, curtains and drapes, and so on, as these also attract allergens. Try to wash these in water that is 54-degree celsius according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

Hack #6: Take the Right Steps to Control Humidity within Your Home

Excess humidity breeds mould and mildew growth. Plus, it can trigger serious respiratory issues such as asthma, allergies, etc. This is why, every time you take a shower, make sure to let all the steam out of your bathroom. You can also buy effective dehumidifiers to get rid of excess humidity, particularly in the scorching summer months. Don’t forget to place dehumidifiers in the basement to prevent mildew growth.

Hack #7: Focus on Indoor Hygiene

Good indoor hygiene is essential to maintaining a house that’s free of allergens and other kinds of pollutants. According to the Harvard Business Review, a clean house can significantly cut down on dust and animal dander. The end-goal is to consistently remove dust, mould growth, and pet dander as often as possible.


As you might have guessed by now, purifying your home’s indoor air quality doesn’t take a lot of effort or hard work. A few strategic tips up your sleeve can go a long way. If you aren’t sure about where to begin, our experts at HomeLane can lend a helping hand. Book a consultation today and make your home a happy one with HomeLane!

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