Some House Plants Can Help Clean Your Indoor Air

If you or other family members constantly feel like you have a cold, chances are you don’t.  Instead, it’s more likely you’re struggling with allergies, asthma, or some other respiratory ailment caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air.

And if that’s the case, you’re far from alone.  In fact, indoor air (on average) is twice as polluted as outdoor air throughout the US.  It can be up to 100 times more polluted according to the EPA.  Hard to imagine, right?

And now for the good news:  there are several things you can do to treat your family to cleaner indoor air, including buying and nurturing certain types of indoor plants.  Here’s a sample of those especially adept at removing a host of pollutants from your living spaces:

  • Arrowhead Vine
  • Boston Fern
  • Chinese Evergreen
  • Croton
  • Dumb Cane
  • Peace Lily
  • Philodendron
  • Pothos
  • Spider Plant

Here’s what makes these plants so effective:

  • First, they absorb bacteria and other pollutants into their leaves where they’re redirected to and eaten by the roots.
  • House plants give off moisture that draws pollutants to the roots for direct consumption.

Each of the house plants listed above has its own set of care instructions, so be sure to ask your florist for advice.

Still, you can’t and probably don’t want plants everywhere in your house.  That’s where we come in. We’re Anthony’s Plumbing, Heating & AC, your Central New Jersey resource for whole-house clean indoor air solutions.  From duct sealing to whole-house air filtration systems, whole-house humidity control systems, and more, we have what it takes to help you and your family feel a whole lot better, all year long.  Contact us today for more information or to schedule a free indoor air quality evaluation.

 

Some House Plants Can Help Clean Your Indoor Air
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