Sure, a whole-home indoor air quality system is best and most effective way to improve the quality of your indoor air, but we do realize not everyone can afford it, at least not right now. So, what can you do to foster similar results without breaking the bank? Bring some plants inside!
The Rubber Plant
No, it’s not actually made of rubber, but it does a wonderful job at removing formaldehyde from the air. In fact, it absorbs the toxic chemical in its leaves and roots through phytoremediation.
The Aloe Vera Plant
You may have heard that it’s great for your skin and it sure is! It’s also great for removing benzene which is found in lots of household cleaners and paints.
The Bamboo Palm
It’s trendy and it’s appealing and it acts as an excellent filter. Not only does it remove formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and benzene, it also helps humidify the air.
The Snake Plant
No, it’s not a real snake! But this plant does have tall snake-like leaves and it’s great at getting rid of airborne allergens. Best of all, it’s a succulent so it doesn’t require much attention.
The Boston Fern
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to live in Boston to get your hands on one of these. It’s a beautiful hanging plant, but it does need lots of humidity and indirect light in order to work effectively.
Have additional questions about your home’s indoor air quality? Give the experts at Levine & Sons a call today!