Indoor air pollutants are among the top 5 risks to public health. You might think the air in your home is clean, but you could be wrong. Stagnant indoor environments create the perfect breeding ground for pollutants to build up in amounts greater than what is generally safe for humans to breathe. These contaminants, which are commonly found in living and working places without proper ventilation can cause what is known as “sick building syndrome,” resulting in headaches, dizziness, nausea, and eye, ear, and nose irritation. So, what can you do to improve the quality of your air and combat these unpleasant symptoms?
Most people spend at least 90% of their time indoors, so air quality is crucial. A variety of toxic compounds like formaldehyde are emitted from furnishings, upholstery, and cleaning products. Pollen, bacteria, and other outdoor air contaminants can also make their way into buildings, remaining trapped in small or poorly ventilated areas.
There is an easy way to address these harmful elements in a natural and cost-effective way. Plants are able to naturally purify the air and have been proven to reduce air particulates. Plants in bloom, however, might contribute compounds to the air, so be sure to avoid them.
Plants can absorb the particulates from the air as they take in carbon dioxide, which is processed into oxygen through photosynthesis. Additionally, microorganisms associated with potted plants are present in the soil and are responsible for a large art of this cleaning effect.
If you are worried about having a black thumb and not being able to properly care for a plant in your home, there are plenty of plants that are easy to care for and incredibly difficult to kill. Here is a list of some plants you can add to your home without much fuss or maintenance:
Air filtration systems have been around for quite some time, but continue to change as new innovations arise and bigger demands for improved air quality are made. Houseplants can greatly improve the quality of your air, in addition to having a proper air filter. Without an air filter, you will likely notice a significant decrease in the quality of your air and even a rise in energy bills. How is this possible? An air filter collects particles and, as they build up, they clog the fibers and decrease the air flow. That means your HVAC system will work harder, leading to a rise in heating and cooling bills.
Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Condition in St. Peters, MO is your leading expert in air filtration and home comfort. Contact us today at (636) 741-2010 with any questions you might have.
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