Even if you keep your home spotless, tiny particles of dust, pollutants, and other debris can still be in the air. This lowers your indoor air quality, which can irritate respiratory problems or cause other health issues. Keeping certain types of houseplants around can help reduce indoor air pollutants, providing you with cleaner, healthier air to breathe in your Long Island home. These are a few of the houseplants that can improve your indoor air quality.
This is a climbing vine that can grow in apartments or smaller homes. English ivy doesn’t need a lot of light to thrive, making it suitable for rooms that don’t get much sunlight. This houseplant helps get rid of formaldehyde, one of the most common indoor air pollutants found in homes. Formaldehyde can seep into the air in your home from certain kinds of synthetic carpet dyes and resins from wood floorboards.
Ficus trees do best in indirect light, and they don’t need a lot of watering, making them easy to maintain. These trees, which can grow up to 10 feet tall, help remove common pollutants found indoors, including formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene.
Aloe vera plants are very easy to take care of, and their leaves have fluid that can help soothe sunburns or heal wounds. In addition to offering these first aid qualities, aloe vera also helps get rid of formaldehyde, leaving you with improved indoor air quality.
This flowering plant adds a touch of color to your home while also clearing the air of VOC benzene and acetone. VOC benzene comes from paints and polishes, while acetone comes from some types of cleaning products, as well as electronics.
Snake plants, also called mother-in-law’s tongue, only need low light to grow. These plants can help remove formaldehyde and benzene from the air inside your home.
For more information on improving the indoor air quality for your home, please contact Cool Power LLC. We’ve been providing reliable HVAC services in the Long Island area since 1976.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hauppauge, New York and the Long Island area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 631-292-0629.
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