Can Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

Residents in the greater Tucson and Mesa areas rely on their air conditioning systems to provide the temperature control necessary to create a comfortable home. Many of our clients often ask us about how air conditioning can affect the indoor air quality of their homes. At Western States Home Services we provide top quality HVAC products that contain the technology that provides you with good indoor air quality. We are also asked about house plants and the effect that they can have on indoor air quality.

Is It True that House Plants Improve Indoor Air Quality?

While no one is sure of the exact level of improvement that plants provide, they do filter your air and remove microbes and mold spores by up to 50% more than homes without plants. Another great function that indoor plants perform is the absorption of known carcinogens such as benzene and formaldehyde. While you may not purposefully bring contaminants into your home, they are found in most household cleaners and detergents. Benzene is found in most plastics and fabrics that are commonly used for clothing and household items. While the level of contaminants in your home is likely at a safe level, why not add an additional filtration system that is pleasant to look at and calming?

If you are interested in adding a plant or two to your home air filtration efforts, try one of these types, they are hardy and easy to care for:

  • Bamboo Palms
  • Spider Plants
  • Elephant Ears
  • Rubber Plants
  • Ferns

The Benefits of Plants

Plants are a great way to add some color and freshness to your home decor while also improving the overall health of your family. If you are interested in learning more about air filtration systems that also work, but may not be as attractive as your potted fern, we can help! The team at Western States Home Services can provide a home inspection and review your current system. Upgrading your air conditioning system will help to keep your house at a comfortable level, but it will also add new filtration processes that will improve the overall indoor air quality in your home. We carry a full range of Carrier systems and we are a factory authorized dealer for the brand. We can also give you an estimate of your current system and help you to lower your replacement costs.

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Contact Western States Home Services today to learn more about how a state-of-the-art HVAC system can help you provide a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment for you and your family.