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Household Plants that Can Improve Indoor Air Quality

Author: Sarahbeth Kluzinski

Air Purification Indianapolis IndianaIndoor air quality needs to be a top priority for anyone who owns a home. Without regard to this issue, a person can expect to have issues with allergies, respiratory complications or distress, dirty duct work, low-performing appliances, wasted energy consumption, higher utility bills, and of course stress from all of this!

Healthy indoor air environments are important for our health, comfort, and quality of life. There is so much a family can do to improve their indoor air, like not smoking indoors and cleaning the HVAC system regularly. But one interesting and creative method to enhancing the quality of air in a home is by using everyday plants! Continue reading to learn which plants work best for this purpose, and who to call for more indoor air purification options and strategies.

Plants for Healthier Indoor Environments

Certain plants have the ability to provide support in the elimination of certain airborne pollutants like carbon monoxide, Formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, benzene, and more. Aside from household flora and greenery, there are more concrete methods to air purification. Simply contact your local HVAC service company for information about services, prices, and availability. Here is a list of many household plants that can provide this benefit:

English Ivy

Not only timeless and beautiful, English Ivy (Hedera Helix) retains natural abilities to help rid an indoor air environment of unwanted contaminants. It can survive for many years, even in the shade, if properly cared for.

Corn Plant

Also called Mass Cane or "Massangeana", Corn Plants are great options for household plants and have been proven to help eliminate the dangerous airborne chemical pollutant, Formaldehyde. They thrive just fine in either shade or little light, and can last for years with proper routine care.

Bamboo Palm

Also called the Reed Palm, and scientifically referred to as Chamaedorea Seifrizii, this plant looks like a tropical fern, making it a fun and exotic addition to your home. It is a great house plant because it can thrive in minimal sunlight and even shade. It particularly assists in the removal of airborne traces of Formaldehyde and benzene.

Chinese Evergreen

The scientific name for the Chinese Evergreen is Aglaonema Modestum. Like many other plants listed, it is also a great choice for house plants because it can survive in medium to low sunlight. It retains qualities that help eliminate airborne chemical pollutants, but it is not recommended with homes with pets, particularly cats and dogs. This is because it contains an irritant that can hazardous or toxic for them.

For a more thorough approach to improving indoor air quality in your home or office, consider upgrading or installing an air purification system. This is great for homes with multiple people and homes with pets. Call a professional HVAC company for free information, pricing, and advice regarding Indianapolis air purification services and products.

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