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Best Plants To Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

Houseplants add a unique look and feel to your home, and they can also help to improve your indoor air quality. Your HVAC system does a great job of cleaning the air from indoor pollutants. Putting plants in your home can reduce indoor pollutants and help you breathe better. 

You should have them in every room of your home or at least every 100 square feet. There are many great plants to choose from that are easy to take care of. Keep in mind, that if you have any pets or small children, that you will want to do your research. Make sure that it is safe to have around them.

Peace Lily

The peace lily is beautiful and can help to purify the air in your home. It can remove formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, ammonia, and more. It is easy to care for and does not need a lot of sunlight. It is important to note to wash your hands after handling this plant. Keep it out of reach of pets and children as it can be toxic to some.

English Ivy

English ivy is another great plant to improve the air quality of your home. This plant can help to prevent mold from growing in your home and can help get rid of many indoor air pollutants. These plants are easy to grow and are great in hanging baskets.

Snake Plant

If you want a plant that is easy to grow and does not need a green thumb, you should consider the snake plant. This plant does great anywhere. All you need to do is to make sure that you do not overwater it. These plants are great at removing airborne pollutants like benzene and xylene.

Devil’s Ivy

Devil’s ivy is one of the most popular and well-known houseplants. It is very low maintenance and is very hardy. It does well in hanging baskets and can help filter out many different indoor pollutants.

Bamboo Palm

If you love tropical-looking plants and better air quality, consider the bamboo palm. This plant does best when placed in the corner of a room and allowed to grow tall. The plant will need to stay moist and should have partial sun. It is excellent at filtering out formaldehyde and benzene.

Gerbera Daisy

Gerbera daisies have beautiful blooms, but those blooms are not only for show. They help to improve your air quality by cleaning the air of pollutants like benzene. They will need to have plenty of sun and warm temperatures.

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Improving your indoor air quality with plants can help you only breathe in clean air. Routine maintenance with an HVAC pro will also keep your air quality at it's best. At Service Express Heating and Air Conditioning, we can help you to address your air quality. We want to ensure your air quality is the best it can be.