Plant Effects on Air Quality in Charlotte, NC
Years ago, NASA scientists investigated how confined airtight spaces have an adverse effect on human health. Similarly, areas in our homes with poor ventilation expose us to “off-gassing” by a variety of chemicals found in synthetic materials, furniture, carpets, and other household items. If left unchecked, this situation may create a “sick-building syndrome” under our own roof.
Potted plants offer a practical and inexpensive solution. They purify the air we breathe, recycle carbon dioxide, and absorb some particles that are harmful if allowed to accumulate.
Some plants do an exceptionally good job of removing chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde from confined indoor spaces. They require minimal maintenance as well. Plants you may want to consider include:
- Garden Mums
- Spider plants
- Devil’s ivy
- Boston ferns
- Weeping figs
- Peace lilies
- Snake plants
- Aloe vera
Before selecting a plant, be sure that it will not harm your pets. Do research to see what plants are poisonous to pets. Also, make sure the plant gets the proper amount of light it needs, water it, and repot when necessary.
To maximize impact, combine an array of indoor plants with a plan to keep the house clean, limit the use of synthetic air fresheners, lower humidity levels, and improve air quality with our products.
Beyond the positive effects they have on cleaning the air, indoor plants have been shown to improve our mood, reduce stress, and help to prevent memory loss.
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Acosta Heating, Cooling & Electrical offers a full variety of products and services to meet your heating and cooling needs. Based in Charlotte, our service area extends throughout the greater metropolitan area, including the northeastern corner of South Carolina. We sell and service a variety of air cleaners, air purifiers, and air filters. Check out our special offers to see what’s on sale now!