Do you suffer from symptoms like a scratchy throat, coughing, sneezing,
watery eyes, or difficulty breathing while inside your own home? If so,
you could be suffering from bad indoor air quality, which is relatively
common in crowded, urban areas. Many people believe that a few household
plants can help fix this problem, but does it really work?
Turns out, according to studies conducted by NASA, the University of Georgia,
and Penn State University, they can. Plants absorb a lot of carbon dioxide,
thanks to their ability to conduct photosynthesis. This process outputs
oxygen, which can freshen the air in your home, in essence “cleaning”
the air. However, scientists have also found that plants absorb other
gasses as well, including some potentially harmful gasses like Benzene
By eliminating these gasses, you will notice a dramatic improvement in
your home’s air quality, and your symptoms will also recede somewhat
to provide you some much-needed relief. What plants should you get? Most
leafy plants generally clean air rather well, but spider plants, Boston
ferns, purple waffle plants, aloe vera, and Japanese royal ferns tend
to be some of the best types of plants for the job.
Improving Your HVAC System
However, this can take some time, and the larger your home and the worse
your air outside is, the more plants you will need. Furthermore, some
people don’t want the added responsibility of caring for a plant,
despite the usually-low maintenance requirements.
If you want to improve your indoor air quality in another way, you can
take a few steps to improve your heating and air conditioning systems.
The first step is to check your air filter. An old, dirty air filter can
circulate a lot of dirt, dust, and pollen throughout your home, which
can lower the air quality and aggravate your allergy symptoms. It also
can cause your air conditioner or heater to run less efficiently, meaning
your energy bills will likely be higher than they need to be. Be sure
to replace your filter once per year, or more if you notice it getting
Finally, a system tune-up service from a Palm Beach County HVAC service
company can help you improve your indoor air quality by improving the
efficiency of your heater and air conditioner. An experienced technician
can identify any serious issues with your system and recommend the proper
service to fix them, including issues that could be impacting your indoor
Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC, we have provide Palm Beach and Martin county residents with top-quality
workmanship from skilled and NATE certified technicians since opening
our doors in 1995. We are trained to work with the latest air conditioning
and heating systems as well as cutting edge techniques to fix your issue
quickly and without breaking the bank. We are 100% committed to your complete
satisfaction, which means if you’re not happy with your service,
we will be sure we make things right.
Call Phoenix Air Conditioning, LLC today at (888) 660-4337 to
schedule a service or receive an estimate!