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Indoor Houseplants That Help Improve Air Quality

Indoor Houseplants That Help Improve Air Quality

Did you know that indoor air pollution has been ranked one of the top five environmental risks to humans and that in some cases, the quality of the air indoors is as much as 100 times polluted than the outdoor air? Considering the average human spends the majority of their lifetime indoors, it’s important to ensure that the air we breathe is clean and healthy.

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Fortunately, improving the quality of the air inside of your home doesn’t have to be a daunting task and can be accomplished in more ways than you think. Houseplants, for example, add beauty to your home, all while cleaning the air naturally.

Best Houseplants for Air Quality

Check out these four houseplants that can improve your home’s indoor air quality below.

1. Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are a beautiful plant native to tropical regions, including the Sunshine State. But beyond their aesthetic appeal, these plants pack a powerful, purifying kick. This is largely thanks to peace lilies’ large leaves, which can trap benzene, trichloroethylene and other hard-to-pronounce pollutants in your home.

2. Snake Plant

Want to improve your home’s indoor air quality and get a better night’s sleep? A snake plant can help. These long-leafed plants filter potentially harmful pollutants like formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, toluene, and benzene from the air. Even more, snake plants also convert CO2 into oxygen at night, making them a great addition to your bedroom.

3. Boston Fern

Boston ferns have graced the indoors of homes since Victorian times and are known for their ease of care and aesthetics. But beyond that, the Boston fern was ranked number nine on NASA’s list of 50 air-purifying plants, thanks to its ability to remove formaldehyde and other potentially harmful pollutants.

4. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is known for its healing properties (perhaps you’ve used it on your skin after a long day in the Florida sun). But beyond being used topically for skin conditions and wounds, aloe vera has extreme cleansing properties when it comes to the air inside of your home. In fact, adding an aloe vera plant to your home can help reduce the levels of formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Even better, aloe vera requires minimal sunlight and water, making it one of the hardest plants to kill.

Call Sansone for Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Adding one (or more!) of these air-purifying plants can help improve the quality of the air inside of your home. But beyond adding houseplants, there are additional efforts you should make to promote good indoor air quality in your home — and it all starts with your air conditioning system.

By scheduling an AC maintenance appointment with a professional air conditioning technician, you can ensure your AC is working at peak efficiency, which will help improve your home’s indoor air quality. Want to learn more ways you can breathe cleaner, fresher air? Give us a call today or schedule an appointment online to learn how Sansone can help.
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