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4 Air Freshener Alternatives

4 Alternatives for a Fresh-Smelling Home

Nothing says “home” like a breath of fresh air from a natural source. You can make your home smell inviting and clean using other methods besides spraying chemical air fresheners that pollute your indoor environment and lower air quality.


Most chemical air fresheners, spray or not, are full of pollutants and toxic chemicals that your HVAC system’s air filters work hard to filter out. While these methods may be dangerous, we’ve compiled a shortlist of ways to give your home a clean smell without harsh chemicals.

1. Essential Oils

Give air fresheners a run for their money with essential oil alternatives! They’re natural deodorizers that don’t contain hidden chemicals that are hazardous to humans. They’re compounds that are extracted from plants and every plant has its own unique smell.


Essential oils can be used on fabric surfaces like rugs and couches to keep them smelling fresh.

2. Baking Soda

Baking soda is one of the most popular and reliable ways to remove odors from the air. You can use it to clean, leave in your refrigerator to pick up odors from food, and even leave some in your bathroom to deodorize the air.


All you need is a teaspoon of baking soda and water in a small spray bottle to spray down surfaces or into the air. It will absorb unwanted smells, leaving your home smelling fresh.

3. House Plants

Who doesn’t love a little greenery? Not only are house plants beautiful, but they also freshen the air with their lovely fragrances. Most house plants can survive year-round, so you’re sure to always have a natural way to keep your home smelling fresh and looking beautiful.

4. Replace Air Filters

Your HVAC system has air filters in your home that pick up small particles that may carry odors. If your filter is full, those odors can build up over time and be released back into the air, making your home smell a little stale. Simply implement a schedule to replace your air filters regularly to avoid stale odors.

HVAC Services in Lake County, IL

If you have questions about your home’s HVAC system, our team at Kern Heating & Cooling Co. is available to talk with you about your concerns. Reach us at (847) 383-0350 to schedule an appointment today!

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