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House Plants Clean the Air in Spring Hill & Shelbyville

If you’re not big on the whole “green thumb” thing, especially when it comes to taking care of indoor plants, you might want to consider learning just enough to help clean up your indoor air.

And that’s especially important if you or other family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments. You see, the most polluted indoor air you’re ever likely to breathe is right at home. Just look at the kind of stuff that can pass through your lungs – over and over again – on a daily basis:

  1. Dust

  2. Dirt

  3. Bacteria

  4. Pet dander

  5. Byproducts from smoking

  6. Byproducts from chemical household cleaners

  7. Byproducts from new construction products

  8. Byproducts, like formaldehyde, from new carpeting

  9. Pesticides brought indoors on your shoes

  10. Radon

  11. And more

It’s not a pretty list, and it gets a whole lot uglier when you actually catch a glimpse at what all of these common airborne particles actually look like.

And while there are numerous ways to clean up the air inside your home, one of the simplest is to strategically place indoor plants throughout your home, and then do your best to help them thrive. But not just any household plants as there are a select handful that are particularly well-suited to the task, including:

  1. Boston Fern

  2. Chinese Evergreen

  3. Croton

  4. Peace Lily

  5. Philodendron

  6. Pothos

  7. Spider Plant

Here’s what makes these and other indoor plants effective air cleaners:

  1. Bring it on home. These plants thrive on the very pollutants that can make your life miserable. They absorb them into their roots which they process into the soil where they serve as plant nutrients.

  2. Love potion #9. Certain household plants give off a watery vapor that draws and directs airborne pollutants to the soil for the sustenance they provide. Your plants will love them.

At GBT Heating & Cooling, we have several indoor air quality solutions of our own, including whole-house air purifiers than trap and more than 99% of the bacteria, dust, dirt, and other contaminants that attempt to pass through the filter while your heating or cooling system is engaged.



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