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5 Plants That Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

September 14, 2021 | Blog

There are a lot of ways to take care of the air quality inside your home. Scheduling regular maintenance tune-ups and keeping your air filters clean are two easy chores that keep your indoor air quality high.

However, there are more accessible employees who can do the job for you 24/7: houseplants! Air Clinic DFW is prepared with a recommended list of certain plants that have the power to purify the air and increase the indoor air quality in your home.

1. Spider Plant

With their long green leaves that make any space a little brighter, spider plants are natural antioxidants for your air. While reducing carbon monoxide levels, spider plants are also effective in removing other chemicals and toxins that may appear in your home. These impure toxins include:

  • Ammonia
  • Benzene
  • Formaldehyde
  • Xylazine

The well-known study NASA conducted on air purifying plants deemed that these fighters were the best at their job. In just 24 hours, the spider plants can remove up to 95% of toxins from an indoor area, depending on square footage.

2. Snake Plant

For those without a green thumb, this one’s for you. The snake plant, also known as a Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, thrives off neglect.

This plant was also a strong contender for the top antioxidant, but it is exceptionally noteworthy on its ability to produce oxygen during the day and CO2. This feature aids in purifying the air by helping to fight air-borne allergens. These plants could be your new best friend during allergy season.

3. Boston Fern

Ferns also do a great job at natural air purification by removing toxins, but the biggest benefit is their contribution to the humidity level in your home. Boston Ferns create a soothing air quality level with their ability to restore natural moisture to the atmosphere around them.

The provided moisture from Boston Ferns can have notable benefits to those who suffer from common symptoms of dry air such as:

  • Dry skin
  • Irritable nose
  • Sore throat
  • Dry mouth

Because this plant feeds off of the natural humidity in its area, a bathroom is the ideal spot to place your Boston Fern.

4. English Ivy

A hardy ivy plant is another green giver that can have lasting impact on your health. Those with breathing problems may especially see results after placing an English Ivy in their home. These healers have the ability to purify the air and stimulate your music glands to prevent blockage in the airways.

Studies have found that this plant has also proven to help with a multitude of health benefits such as improved liver and spleen disorders. While an English Ivy’s presence in your home won’t solve all of our liver or spleen health challenges, it doesn’t hurt to have one around!

5. Peace Lily

Worried about mold build-up in your home? Let us give you peace of mind! These beauties have a hunger for mold spores and actually absorb them as food. They are especially happy if they are kept in an area where mold may have a tendency to form, so make this plant a home right next to your Boston Fern in the bathroom. The Peace Lily has been proven to improve air quality by over 60%.

Contact Air Clinic Today!

If your indoor air quality still hasn’t improved with all these new roommates, contact the Dallas Fort Worth Air Clinic for a consultation. We know that indoor air quality is one of the most important factors to having a comfortable home, and sometimes challenges need professional help. Call us today to start breathing healthier air!

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