Potted plants can do far more than decorate your McKinney, Texas, home. NASA has studied the impact of plants on indoor environments and found that they’re effective at removing harmful chemicals from the air. For the best results, it’s recommended that you use two or three plants for every 100 square feet of your home. Consider buying the following plants to improve your indoor air:

Spider Plant

Spider plants require minimal sun and only need to be watered every two or three days. They’re non-toxic, so you can safely include them in homes with pets and children. These leafy plants can remove formaldehyde and xylene from the air.

Bamboo Palm

The bamboo palm is a powerful ally for your indoor air quality, removing formaldehyde, benzene, carbon monoxide, chloroform, xylene, and trichloroethylene. Clusters of slim stems support abundant green fans, which give this plant an undeniably tropical air. You should water a bamboo palm generously in the summer as it grows. This plant is safe for pets.

Lady Palm

If you’re looking for a large plant that will make a statement in your home decor, consider a lady palm. This plant, which prefers moderate sunlight and some humidity, can grow up to 14 feet tall. If you have a steam humidifier in your home, it will keep this plant happy. The lady palm is effective at removing formaldehyde from the air. It is also non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about your pets with this plant in the house.

If you’re suffering from symptoms caused by poor indoor air quality such as congestion, itchy skin and eyes, or headaches, consider adding some of these plants to your home for natural relief. You can also enhance your indoor air quality with IAQ products from Taylormade Heat and Air. Give us a call at (469) 424-3404 to learn more about your options for maintaining cleaner, healthier air in your home.

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