As humans, plants are more essential to our lives than most of us realize. We all know that plants provide oxygen, and without them, humans and animals would have less fresh air to breathe. Growing indoor plants in your home has plenty of health benefits, and it also makes your home beautiful and stylish. Indoor plants will surely refresh the air by providing it with an oxygen boost.
But did you know that plants can help purify the air we breathe, as well? Indoor plants have been proven to remove harmful airborne contaminants and impurities from the air inside our homes. Everyday household products like cleaning supplies, wall paint and furnishings can omit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that start to build up in the air we breathe every day. It has been found that indoor plants do a very good job at absorbing these compounds, filtering the impurities, and storing them for food that they can use later on to grow. Having plants will also help to keep the humidity in your home at an optimal level without the need for any special products.
Best Plants for Purifying the Air
- Snake Plants: Very easy to grow and the best options for beginners. They are very forgiving if you miss a watering every once in a while and don’t mind being kept in bright sun-filled rooms.
- Peace Lilies: Also simple to grow, but they like shady indirect sunlight. Peace Lilies like to be kept moist and will produce beautiful flowers when they’re healthy.
- Golden Pothos: You can hang this leafy vine in midair or set it on a shelf. It’s also very easy to grow. It’s beautiful and only needs moderate attention. Pro tip: Check the soil with your finger and only water when it feels dry.
While plants are always the most natural way to purify the air in your home, sometimes we need some additional help. Air Scrubbers are an easy way to purify and clean the air in your home to reduce even more impurities. Air Scrubbers are installed into your current HVAC system and will filter, clean, freshen and purify the air in your home quickly and efficiently. They can reduce allergy and asthma symptoms by filtering dust and impurities. Give us a call today at (951) 595-4737 to learn more about the options we provide for air purification.