While you may know that harmful pollutants can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home, what you may not know is that there’s a natural way to help keep your IAQ high.
Certain air-purifying plants placed around your home can act as small all-natural air filters, removing toxic chemicals and pollutants from the air.
Air-Purifying Plants for Improved IAQ
- Spider plants are one of the best options. They’re easy to grow and they remove formaldehyde and xylene gases from the air, as well as carbon monoxide.
- Another easy grower is the aloe vera plant. Not only will this plant remove toxins from the air, but the pulp in its leaves is a great natural treatment for burns.
- An Areca palm acts as a natural humidifier in your home while simultaneously screening out toxic pollutants.
- A Chinese evergreen plant can be a good option for areas of your home that don’t receive much light. This plant, which is beautiful to look at with uniquely marked green leaves, filters out formaldehyde and benzene gases, among others.
- Another benzene and formaldehyde filter, the peace lily can be a great plant to keep in your home, removing possible carcinogens from the air. Its graceful flowers also add beauty to this leafy plant.
The air quality in your home is an important factor in maintaining your health and happiness. Air-purifying plants can be a simple, inexpensive way to help keep your indoor air quality high while beautifying your home.
For more information on determining and improving your indoor air quality with air-purifying plants or other means, as well as answers for any other questions you may have about your home’s comfort, contact the pros at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. Since 1928, we’ve been trusted to keep Massachusetts homes in the Route 495/128 area safe and comfortable!
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