4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Air Pollution

4 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Air Pollution

Your city might be flooded with the water from the drains or could also be polluted by the industrial smokestacks. Every place has its natural hazards, and you will only be a few miles from facing the drastic impacts. The billowing smoke from the factories and other workplaces could keep adding to the greenhouse gases and the carbon footprint. It is important that we understand our responsibility as citizens to keep our country safe from natural hazards, and this could only be possible if we keep our surroundings clean without harming the environment.

However, these are aspects one needs to deal with considering the air pollution taking place outdoors. Although the brunt of it is to be borne by humans, it is the indoor air quality that you are completely accountable for. No other authority functions here to help you through the cleaning processes. Air pollution at home can be as bad as it is outdoors. So, we need to maintain the quality of air within our abodes as well. Here are a few preventive measures and tips to help improve indoor air quality, thereby reducing air pollution.

1. Change the AC Filter

AC Filter

A perfect temperature is offered all year round by the air-conditioning systems at your home. When these systems cycle through all the air, they keep filtering out the most common air pollutants. The air filters get filled up and stop doing their job when these pollutants stock up on the surfaces and interiors of the electric system. This will not only wear down the AC system but will also affect the air quality. You need to change the AC filters regularly so that such harmful effects of bad air quality don’t cause allergies or other health issues.

2. Don’t Forget the Air Filters at Home.

When considering the air filters at your place, it isn’t just the AC filter that affects the air quality. Unless you keep your environment clean, you cannot expect the air quality to be the best. Check the filters in your other household appliances in order to remove the dust, other dirt particles, and deposits right away. The clothes dryer, vacuum cleaner, and kitchen vents should be inspected and maintained properly on a regular basis. A replacement of these filters every few months is highly recommended.

3. Check the Air Ducts

Air Ducts

The hot and cold air distributions in your home are affected by unclean air ducts. Unless they are clean, your rooms wouldn’t be providing you with a comfortable climate. Ducts that aren’t installed properly could distribute contaminants throughout your home, thereby reducing the air quality. You might need to hire a professional to clean the air by clearing the ducts.

4. Keep the Rugs Clean

The carpets and rugs at your place do more than bringing comfort and beauty to the floors. Since they also act as air filters, you need to clean them weekly to remove all the trapped dust and dirt particles in the fibers.

Western Rugs and Their Effect on Air Quality

Western Rugs

Air quality in your home is very important for your health.  Your rugs have a huge impact on the air quality in your home.


Home décor is a way of being truly immersed in your comforts. Your home is your environment that can adapt and change to whatever your brain can conjure. Interior decoration is a beautiful constellation of anything and everything; it floats through the home on a current, leaving it’s markings with rippling ideas and splashes of thought. This is the importance of home décor. It is such a pliable and flexible way to accentuate style all the while, establishing a comfort zone within the home.


When it comes to interior decorating, it is a must to establish what you’re aiming for or, at least, a style preference that you have in mind. Without some sort of idea in mind, you can get lost in the vast plains of home decorating and wind up with something you do not like or understand. The way I start, I look at things generally like colors and items. I’ll take a color I enjoy and that won’t make me feel enveloped. Lighter colors give rooms the illusion of being light in weight themselves. When things are lighter in weight, they will move easier without the feeling of constant pressure. This gives rooms a free and flowing feeling where you won’t feel captive to the feelings that color can press onto you. However, a room with no darker colors can feel like it’s floating around and not grounded. Darker room colors can work, but you’ll need to be able to lift the room with lighter accents to balance it out. Western rugs have been rising in popularity recently and are a good option for most.


Decorative objects can do a large part of heavy lifting with the weight of the room and the feeling. If you’re going with a softer styled room, you’ll want objects with rounded corners and avoid sharply defined objects. Softer colors also do a great deal in attributing to a softer style; even the light color from lamps can affect this. A more formal grown up look, like contemporary or modern styled rooms today, stick to neutral colors and shapes. Geometric plant pots, slick tables, open layouts, lots of natural lighting, and a clear finish to everything can seal off the look. Every aspect in the room contributes to the overall look of the room. One thing I like to do to check if the room flows together is to step back and take a big look at the room. I’ll run my eyes from one side of the room to the other, and see if it sticks out.


To finish off any room, a classic way to go is add some simple wall art. From plant paintings, geometric color dashes, different biomes or seasons, etc. It depends on the theme of the room. Another great addition is a plant; fake or real it isn’t super important. In a room, things can give off a lifeless impression on those inside. Adding a plant simply adds some life to it and makes the room more comforting to be in. The shape of the plant, color, and pot design all do matter to the effect on the room. To be safe, I always go with classics like devils ivy, miniature palms, small succulents, and spider plants. Can’t ever go wrong with some classic indoor plants; real or fake! Lastly, if you room feels too far apart and open, a rug can help tie the room in. It draws in the furniture and walls like a magnet and keeps things together.