We can’t stress enough how important good indoor air quality is for your health and the comfort of your home. There are a number of indoor air pollutants that contribute to this issue. Chemicals from sprays and cleaning agents, dust mites, pollen and mold are all examples of the sources. If you want to improve the quality of your indoor air, you need to:
- Eliminate the source
- Improve your ventilation
- Utilize air cleaners
There are many types and sizes of air cleaners on the market, many of which we carry. However, if you’re looking for more natural ways to clean the air in your home, then consider placing plants that clean air into your home.
Spider plants are very popular houseplants and for good reasons. They are easy to grow and maintain. They can survive in a wide range of conditions and are excellent at cleaning indoor air. The pollutants that it removes from your air include carbon monoxide and xylene, benzene and formaldehyde.
The snake plant, also known as the mother-in-law’s tongue, is a carefree plant that can grow almost anywhere. It grows well in room conditions with low light and steamy humid conditions. This succulent plant is one of the best at filtering out the pollutant formaldehyde. Cleaning products, tissues, toilet paper and personal care products are the types of merchandise that contains this pollutant.
The Boston fern is an exotic household plant that will brighten any home. This plant has many purposes. It acts as a natural humidifier. It also removes harmful pollutants like xylene and benzene.
The golden pothos is an excellent household plant that stays green even when kept in the dark. It is effective at removing formaldehyde.
The aloe vera plant is widely known for its medicinal, healing properties. It is found in many skin care products, and it helps to heal skin burns and cut. However, it also great at filtering out various toxic gas emissions, which can be the byproduct of paints and chemical-based cleaners.
The quality of you indoor air is important. Overtime, constant exposure to these toxic pollutants can lead to health issues. Headaches, eye and through irritation, upper respiratory congestion, rashes and nausea, just to name a few. If you would like to learn more about enhancing the indoor air quality of your home or office, contact us today. At Gartner HVAC heating and cooling, our customers always come first.