It’s one thing to avoid bad outdoor air quality in Fredericksburg, Virginia, but poor indoor air quality in your home is more difficult to escape. Fortunately, you don’t have to take on improving your indoor air alone. Bring in the following houseplants and introduce natural air filters to your living space.

Snake Plant

Also known as Mother-In-Law’s Tongue, a snake plant is one of the best plants for removing toxins from your air. This perennial plant removes toxins such as formaldehyde, nitrogen oxide, benzene, and xylene. Since they can thrive in low amounts of light for long periods of time, snake plants are great for bringing indoors. Be careful not to over water the snake plant, though, since doing so can cause it to rot.

Aloe Vera

Why buy aloe vera gel in a bottle when you can have it growing in your home? Aloe vera plants are easy to grow, and they can absorb the hazardous benzene that often comes from paints and chemical cleaners. Use the fluid inside the aloe vera leaves to help heal burns and cuts.

Peace Lily

Peace lilies are one of the prettiest plants you can bring into your home. They absorb spores from biological growth and absorb some of the potentially harmful vapors that come from alcohol and acetone. Place a peace lily in your bathroom, and it will keep your tiles and shower curtains cleaner.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are easy to grow, making them one of the most common houseplants. Not only does the spider plant grow rapidly, but it immediately starts to improve your indoor air quality. It can potentially remove up to 90 percent of toxins within a few days. The leaves of a spider plant absorb spores from biological growth, other allergens, and even formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.

When you need some professional help with your indoor air quality, call us at Custom/Design Heating & Air Conditioning at (540) 602-4119.

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