Indoor air quality (IAQ) can be difficult to assess on your own, which means that your IAQ could be poorer than you think, putting your family in danger of developing increased upper respiratory symptoms like asthma and allergies. Clean air is essential, especially since most people spend most of their time indoors. If you become concerned about your IAQ, adding specific plants to your home can help you breathe easier.

Plants That Improve Indoor Air Quality

Plants use a process called photosynthesis to clean the air inside your home. As you breathe out carbon dioxide, plants take it in and release oxygen, essential for humans to breathe. Here at Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning, we recommend keeping one to two medium to large-sized leafy plants for every 100 square feet of living space.

Bamboo Palm

Bamboo palm is a popular plant that helps filter chloroform, formaldehyde, benzene, and xylene. These plants require filtered or indirect sunlight and can grow as tall as 8 feet with voluminous fronds that can filter air efficiently.

Spider Plants

Spider plants also improve indoor air quality because they absorb formaldehyde and xylene. These plants are hardy and can survive with moderate or indirect sunlight. Spider plants are also a pet-safe addition to your home.

Snake Plant

Snake plants grow as tall as 12 feet, and help filter formaldehyde, toluene, trichloroethylene, and benzene. These plants release oxygen at night, making them a perfect addition to the bedroom. Snake plants are toxic, so you should not grow them in homes with pets.

Peace Lilies

Peace lilies are ideal for homes with little exposure to sunlight. Although they are toxic to pets, they filter VOCs and are suitable for bathrooms and laundry rooms. Watering with distilled water will give you exponential plant growth.

Professional Indoor Air Quality Control

Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning is a full-service HVAC company that provides heating and cooling installation, repair, and maintenance. We also provide ductwork and indoor air quality services.

Let us help you determine which solution will best improve your indoor air quality, whether you select germicidal UV lamps, air cleaners, ventilators, humidifiers, or dehumidifiers. Call Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about your options today.

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