Plants seem like an odd topic choice for a heating and cooling blog, right? Well, there is actually good reason (a few good reasons!) to talk about plants on the blog this month:
Plants don’t just make the air in your home better by making it smell good, NASA and other experts have found that there are actually plants that are known to remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air you breathe. VOCs, such as formaldehyde, can be found in or emitted from many typical household products such as upholstered furniture, certain paints, and clothes from the dry cleaners. VOCs have been linked to some longterm problems such as cancer, but even short term exposure can cause health issues such as headaches and dizziness.
In order to limit your exposure to VOCs, try adding some of these plants:
Mother-in-Law’s Tongue/Snake Plant
Interested in going a step further to clean up your home’s air?
In addition to plants, you can also use filters and UV germicidal lights as part of your forced air residential heating and cooling systems to improve your home’s indoor air quality. There is a variety of types of filters with some being more effective at filtering out dust, bacteria, and other micro organisms than others.
Would you like to learn more about improving your home’s indoor air quality? Contact Flame Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, and Electrical!