Houseplants are great for brightening up a home, but what a lot of people don’t know is that they can also improve your home’s indoor air quality. Some plants are better for this than others, so we’re going to take a look at the best houseplants to bring into your home for purification purposes.
All plants purify the air to some extent through photosynthesis, but the bamboo palm is especially great at filtering formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and chloroform from your home’s air. It can grow to be as tall as 12 feet, which allows it to purify the air on a large scale. As a tropical plant, it does require a lot of sunlight, so make sure you keep it near a window or door.
Spider plants can thrive in practically any environment, making them popular additions to your home. Not only can they live in indirect or moderate sunlight, but they are great for filtering xylene and formaldehyde from the air.
A peace lily is one of the best natural air purifiers you can have in a pet-free home (it’s toxic to animals). It does especially well in humid conditions, so put it in a laundry room or near a bathroom to absorb volatile organic compounds produced by cosmetics, fabric softeners, and cleaning products.
Gerbera daisies come in a variety of bright, cheerful colors, and they are great for removing formaldehyde and benzene from the air. They’re also easy to care for and will thrive in indirect sunlight.
Aloe vera plants grow quickly and are very easy to care for. All you need to do is place it near a window and water it when the soil looks dry. It will do a great job at filtering formaldehyde and benzene from the surrounding air. Its leaves contain a gel that is great for easing pain from sunburns and scrapes.
While having any of these house plants around is a great way to improve your home’s air quality, an air purification system will also do the job if you’re not keen on taking care of houseplants. If you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, Ideal HVAC Services will be happy to assist you. We specialize in many HVAC services, including indoor air quality assessments and services, as well as heating and cooling repair and installation.
To schedule a visit with one of our HVAC specialists, contact Ideal HVAC Services in Warrenton, VA, today.