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Houseplants That Can Improve Air Quality

Indoor air pollutants are in the top 5 environmental risks to public. Since the average human being spends 90% of their time indoors, it’s time to start taking the air quality in your own home seriously!

Who Doesn’t Love Houseplants? Houseplants do more than spruce up your living room or office, they also purify the air by removing carbon dioxide and other harmful particles. Studies have also shown that plants reduce stress levels, blood pressure, and boost positivity as well as IQ. All of this sounds great, but are you afraid you have a black thumb? Don’t worry! Here’s a list of 5 virtually indestructible houseplants that will improve the air quality in your home:

1. Garden Mum According to NASA research, this plant is an air purifying champion. Once bloomed, you can keep them inside or plant them outside. (Removes ammonia, benzene, and formaldehyde) 2. Spider Plant This is one of the easiest plants to grow. They love bright light and indirect sunlight. It’s the perfect plant for beginners and is safe for pets. (Removes formaldehyde and xylene) 3. Dracaena These come in 40 different varieties, so finding the perfect fit for your own home is nothing but easy. It has been linked to increased self-esteem as well as an overall feeling of happiness; however, they are toxic to cats and dogs. (Removes benzene, formaldehyde, trichlorethylene and xylene) 4. Ficus/Weeping Fig Want a big plant? Look no further because these can grow up to 10 feet tall! It loves bright indirect sunlight and can be taken outside in the summer and back inside during the winter, weather permitting. (Removes benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene) 5. Peace Lily Small but mighty, these plants are easy to grow and bloom all summer. However, they do create pollen and floral scents. The love shade and minimal water. (Removes ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and trichlorethylene)

Houseplants are a great natural air purifier but don’t forget to maintain your HVAC system! To get even more serious, ask us about the indoor air quality equipment that is available for installation in your home. Say "Hosta" la vista to bad air quality in your home or office and Call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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