Why Air Quality Is Essential for Your Home

September 9, 2020

Lighting, music, a tasteful décor – all of these define the ambience of a home, and make it a place of wellness. But what about the one element we can’t see?

At SONA, we strive to offer home technology that enhances everyday life, whether it’s automated blinds or home security. Part of a happy home life is keeping healthy – and air quality is the perfect place to start.

The hidden dangers in the home

The dangers of poor air quality range from more allergy symptoms to far more serious illnesses like cancer. Unfortunately, the modern-day home is full of hazards – and without proper ventilation, these could pose a danger to our health.

Naturally, some of the biggest concerns start in the kitchen. Cleaning products such as oven cleaners, laundry aids and furniture polish all contain potentially harmful chemicals. Look out for ingredients such as:

  • Phthalates – found in air fresheners, toilet paper and dish soap
  • Perchloroethylene (PERC) – found in carpet and upholstery cleaners
  • Triclosan – found in antibacterial hygiene products
  • Ammonia – found in products used to polish
  • Chlorine – found in toilet bleaches, mildew removers and laundry whiteners.


Unfortunately, poor ventilation is on the rise in modern homes. The good news is that you can do something about it.

Why improving your air quality will impact your health

A good gulp of fresh air will do more than just lift your spirits. Evidence suggests it can have a number of physiological benefits, ranging from stress reduction to toxin removal.

Decreased blood pressure

A fresh breeze works to lower your blood pressure by exerting your heart less. With fewer compounds such as carbon dioxide, and more oxygen, the heart does not have to work as hard to pump that all-important O2 around the body. The result is a happier heart, and lower blood pressure. You’ll also notice lower heart rates, helping you to feel more relaxed.

Better digestion

Again, that supply of oxygen is the green flag for your body to continue performing at its best. This includes digestion – your body will naturally encourage blood flow to the digestive system and keep your tummy happy.

Fewer toxins

Speaking of good digestion, this is just one of the many ways a healthy body releases toxins. Another is to take in a good breath of fresh air. This helps to expand the lungs, and allows us to expel any harmful airborne pollutants out of the body.

More energy

More oxygen flowing around the bloodstream means more blood flow to those essential limbs. This empowers us to exercise, which in turn can release endorphins and make us feel happier. A healthier heart and happier mind – who knew that fresh air could do so much?

How you can improve air quality in the home

If you’re looking to encourage wellness in the home through air quality, we recommend natural solutions, plus a little innovation.

Invest in a few houseplants

Houseplants photosynthesise by removing harmful chemicals from the air such as carbon dioxide. In turn, they emit oxygen, helping to maintain a steady flow around the home. You’ll notice increased energy and productivity, plus the stress-relieving benefits of looking after plants.

Switch to organic cleaning products

They’re more than just old wives’ tales. There’s a reason why these centuries-old cleaning solutions are so popular – they work! Try switching out your chemical products for baking soda, lemon juice and white vinegar. Use for polishing glass, scrubbing bath enamel and keeping sinks sparkling clean.

Monitor your air quality

You can keep tabs on any air quality issues in your home using a monitoring system. The Darwin air quality monitor, for example, detects impurities and purifies both air and water. It can also provide dynamic lighting to mimic your body’s natural circadian rhythms.

Ask us about luxury home air quality solutions

For more information about Darwin or any of our home enhancement solutions, speak to the SONA team today. You deserve to feel safe and secure in your own home, so sit back, relax and take a breath.