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How to Make Your Home Smell Fresh Without Damaging Indoor Air Quality

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Everyone loves the smell of fresh air in their home, so when your home doesn’t smell as fresh as you’d like it to, it’s only natural to want to light a candle or spritz some room spray. Unfortunately, some products designed to provide these wonderful scents actually lower your home’s indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality is linked to flu-like symptoms and even respiratory conditions, so maintaining good indoor air quality should be a priority. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to make your home smell clean and fresh without damaging your home’s indoor air quality. Learn 12 ways you can make your home smell fresh without damaging your indoor air quality.


1. New to indoor air quality? Read why good indoor air quality is important.

2. Conventional air fresheners are proven to hinder indoor air quality. Plus, three reasons why modern air fresheners stink.

3. How is your home’s indoor air quality? Here are three ways you can determine the quality of the air in your home.

4. Did you know? Conventional candles used to contain lead-core wicks. These wicks were shown to leak fives more lead into the air than the amount that is considered hazardous…which is why you don’t see these on the shelves anymore.

5. Water, baking soda, and essential oils are all you need to make your own non-toxic air freshener.

6. Soy candles smell great and are safer than traditional candles.

7. 21 natural air fresheners you can make yourself.

8. Try growing some peace lilies. These lovely plants thrive in shade, are low maintenance, and will cleanse your air of formaldehyde and benzene.

9. Pothos plants have been found to remove an even larger range of pollutants from the air.

10. To get a bit more mechanical, try a whole house dehumidifier to help suppress the growth of mildew and mold. Enjoy the fresh, healthy air it emits.

11. The old-fashioned English Ivy can also help remove unwanted biological and chemical compounds. When growing on the walls of a house it also acts as an insulator, cooling things down in summer and helping hold the heat in in winter.

12. Learn more about HEPA Bypass Filtration Systems. When used correctly, these systems can free your air from unwanted particles, viruses, spores, and bacteria. As the article emphasizes, it is very important to know what you getting. Be sure to have true HEPA filters installed by a quality contractor.

If you’re looking for more ways to improve the quality of the air in your home, turn to the professionals at Energy Air. We have a variety of products and services designed to keep your home cool and comfortable while improving indoor air quality in the process.

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

If your home is suffering from poor indoor air quality, call the professionals at Energy Air today. We offer an extensive list of products and services designed to increase the comfort of your home while improving your home’s air quality in the process. Give us a call today to learn more, or schedule an appointment online.

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