Best Plants for Cleaning the Air
Clean air is a necessity. All living organisms need it for survival. Testing has proven that our indoor air quality is worse than the air outside. This new age problem is happening because more time is spent indoors than ever before in history. A couple simple solutions can help improve the air quality while spending time inside.
Get a plant. Keeping plants alive in your home and office helps produce oxygen that clears the air. The researchers at NASA suggest putting one plant per 100 square feet of indoor space for the most effective way to clean the air. The NASA Clean Air Study has listed the following as the 10 best indoor plants for improving air quality.
- English Ivy
- Golden Pothos
- Boston Fern
- Bamboo Palm
- Dragon Tree
- Peace Lily
- Lady Palm
- Spider Plant
- Snake Plant
Open some windows:
Cross ventilation or at least one open window will allow fresh air to move through the indoor space and provide air movement to help clear the stagnant air from a room.
Removing dust particles and trapped allergens with a high power suction vacuum will help remove toxins out of the indoor space.
Lastly, invest in a high-quality air filtration system like IQAir:
The systems at IQAir technology have been rigorously tested to remove 99.5% of particles at 0.003 micron level whereas most other filters only claim to remove 0.3 microns or larger. They offer systems small enough for personal use, larger systems based on the size of the room as well as whole-house systems. Check out their website for a fantastic video demonstrating the effects of the IQAir working to clear a smoke-filled room.
Due to our recent devastation from the Thomas Fire in Ventura & Santa Barbara Counties, it is more important than ever before to take charge of our air quality. We have IQAir systems and the corresponding filters in stock in our showroom. Please call or stop by for additional information.