Your home comfort is important, and having high air quality in your home is essential. According to a 1989 study released by NASA, having common indoor plants in your home will not only improve your home’s air quality, but it also removes benzene, formaldehyde, and other harmful toxic ingredients from the air. Here are some plants that improve your home’s air quality:

Boston Fern A Boston fern isn’t difficult to tend to, as long as it’s given the right environment. These plants require a cool place with high humidity and indirect sunlight. Also make sure that your Boston fern’s soil remains damp, as dry soil will cause the plant to die.

Lilyturf- This plant can be grown in a variety of environments, except in places with extreme weather (hot summers or cold winters). Make sure you keep the soil moist and add fertilizer on a monthly basis except for winter months.

Flamingo Lily- Referred to as the Anthurium Flamingo Flower, these plants should be grown in an area where they will receive indirect sunlight and in moderate temperature. They should be watered regularly.

Chinese Evergreen– These plants ideally grow in a mostly shaded area with dry air and warm temperatures. This plant only requires consistently moist soil to grow, which makes it an easy plant to care for.

Rubber Tree Plant- Don’t let the name fool you–this plant isn’t made out of rubber, though its leaves do have a rubber appearance. These plants grow best with indirect light and being kept moist during growing season (during the winter, water it less frequently and let the soil dry out before adding more water).

Aloe Vera– This plant consists of 95% water, so it should be placed near a window with direct sunlight in order to grow. Not only does it improve air quality, it has widespread medicinal purposes such as a skin ointment for burns and rashes.

 

Also, Air Group offers air filtration systems and air conditioning maintenance that greatly improve the air quality of your home. Air Group’s air filtration systems can help reduce pollen in the air that cause allergies, and air conditioning maintenance involves cleaning your unit’s air conditioning filter, which will increase its efficiency by up to 5% and remove dust and other pollutants from being spread throughout your house. Call Air Group at 800-545-1020 today to improve the air quality in your home with an air filtration system or air conditioning maintenance.