The average human spends about 80 percent of their time indoors. Because we spend so much time inside, the quality of our indoor air needs to be clean! And while you may think your home’s air is cleaner than the air outside, think again. A recent study found that indoor air could actually be as much as 100 times more polluted than the air outside—yikes! Luckily, there are many ways we can improve the indoor air quality of our homes beyond having an efficient air conditioning system. Houseplants for example, are an easy way to improve the air indoors and provide some aesthetics too! Here are just a few of the houseplants that can help you breathe a little easier.
The peace lily is not only beautiful, but it has the ability to remove numerous airborne dangers lurking within your home’s air. Formaldehyde, benzene and even carbon monoxide are just a few of the hazardous components peace lilies can remove from the air. Moreover, peace lilies are an aesthetically pleasing addition that’s also relatively inexpensive.
Formaldehyde can occur in our homes in unsuspecting ways, like new carpet, fresh paint or pressured wood products. Luckily, adding a few plants to your home, such as a Boston fern, can help combat dangerous assailants. Besides being a powerful, formaldehyde-fighting plant, Boston ferns are beautiful, lush and can be hung in a hanging planter or placed on a plant stand.
The spider plant is one of the most common plants around, but it’s also one of the most cleansing. Spider plants can purify formaldehyde and other airborne attackers in as little as 11 hours. Even better, these plants are inexpensive and easy to take care of.
Breathe Easy With Engineered Air
At Engineered Air, we want your home to be comfy and safe, which is why we work to ensure your air conditioning system is providing great indoor air quality. Great indoor air quality starts with an efficient air conditioning system from Engineered Air! If you’re looking to improve the air quality in your home, we can help. To learn more about Engineered Air, contact us today to schedule an in-home consultation.