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Want to Improve IAQ? Add Some of the Best Air Purifying Plants to Your Household

Friday, August 16, 2013

Need help improving the air quality in your Texas home? One of the easiest ways to do so is with plants that remove common household chemicals such as toluene, xylene, ethyl acetate and acetone. Learn about a few of the best air purifying plants to keep in your house, and enjoy cleaner, fresher air: 

Spider Plant: The spider plant grows quickly, is easy to care for, and purifies the air of numerous chemicals. These include formaldehyde and xylene. Place spider plants near fireplaces and in your kitchen for best results, as these areas are where carbon monoxide accumulates. 

Boston Fern: The frilly leaves of this fern made it easily identifiable. Use this fern as a natural humidifier, as mold, mildew and assorted volatile organic compounds thrive in moist conditions. Boston ferns also remove pollutants such as xylene, formaldehyde and benzene.

English Ivy: This popular houseplant is able to off-gas chemicals released by synthetic materials and also removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air. It is also recommended for those who suffer from allergies.

Areca Palm: Renowned as a natural humidifier, Areca Palm also purifies the air of xylene and formaldehyde. Place it near nearly-varnished or carpeted floors to remove chemicals.

Golden Pothos: Another plant that frequently makes lists concerning best air purifying plants, note that Golden Pothos is toxic to pets and children. Use it to clean the air of benzene, xylene and formaldehyde.

Aloe Vera: This succulent plant is celebrated for its pulp, which features many healing properties. It also works to filter gas emissions from toxic chemicals.

Chinese Evergreen: A leafy perennial, the Chinese Evergreen is a popular houseplant that removes formaldehyde and benzene from the air.

Snake Plant: The Snake Plant is widely used as an ornamental, however it also purifies the air of formaldehyde, nitrogen oxides and assorted other chemicals.

Marginata: This beautiful plant is ideal for removing benzene and formaldehyde from the air, though note it is poisonous to dogs.

For more expert advice on the best air purifying plants, contact us at Texas Air Comfort. We have served the Texas area since 1979.


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