Whether it’s spring or fall, the indoor air quality in your Marietta, Georgia, home can suffer from a variety of airborne contaminants. This season, improve your home’s air quality naturally by decorating with these five plants.
Spider plants are some of the most common indoor plants, and for good reason. They tend to be very hardy, so even if you don’t have a green thumb, you’ll have no trouble keeping these alive. These attractive plants develop small white blooms, and they’re safe for pet-friendly households. Most importantly, they absorb formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene, all of which are common household chemicals.
Philodendrons are known for their ability to remove formaldehyde, a common volatile organic chemical (VOC) from the air. Even better, these popular houseplants thrive and develop decorative vines when you put in a little extra time to care for them.
These shrubs plants are easy to maintain, since they don’t need a ton of sunshine or even warm air. In most conditions, rubber trees act as a natural air cleaner by eliminating dangerous airborne contaminants from your home.
Some of the easiest indoor plants to care for, jade plants are also some of the most attractive and effective. These plants tend to remain relatively small throughout their long lives, but they offer plenty of interest with round, succulent leaves. They don’t need much water at all, but they add a small amount of moisture to the air, helping to maintain a comfortable level of humidity in your home.
For a pop of color and a boost to your indoor air quality, invest in an azalea. This flowering plant soaks up the dangerous formaldehyde that your furniture and other household goods emit, and they even thrive in cooler areas.
If you’re looking for high-tech indoor air quality solutions to help your plants clear the air, you’ve come to the right place. Call E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about our indoor air quality products today: 678-369-8866.
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