Can Plants Help Improve Indoor Air Quality?

At 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating, we understand what it takes to improve your indoor air quality. Aside from maintaining your air conditioner or furnace to run at peak efficiency, did you know that having a plant in your home can also increase the efforts for optimal air quality in your home? There are many houseplants which have been proven to eliminate or trap toxins and ensure clean air is flowing indoors.

The following are three houseplants that improve indoor air quality and require minimal care:

  • Peace Lily – The leaves on this plant absorbs mold spores, which are broken down to become food. Peace lilies also require little light, so they can be used in bathrooms with no windows. Additionally, they keep bathroom surfaces clear of mildew.
  • Aloe Vera – This plant is known for its healthy properties. Aloe Vera removes airborne benzene derived from chemical cleaners and paint. The gel inside its leaves can be used to treat burns and minor cuts.
  • Spider Plant – If you or someone in your home suffers from allergies, this plant could be the best option for your home. Spider plants absorb mold and other allergy triggers, as well as traces of carbon monoxide produced by home appliances and formaldehyde.

Want to know more about improving your indoor air quality? Contact 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating today. 30+ years of experience!