Plants to Help Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Published on March 10, 2017 If you are looking to improve your indoor air quality, a simple call to Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will do the trick. But you can easily boost the efforts of any indoor air quality equipment while adding a fashionable calm to your home. How? Visit your nearby garden center! Multiple houseplants have been shown to remove or trap toxins and increase indoor air quality. Don’t think you have a green thumb? No worries, these plants require minimal care. Check a few of them out! Peace Lily Peace lilies can literally absorb mold spores with their leaves. The spores find their way to the roots and are used as food for the lily. This ability, and their need for very little light, make peace lilies a great option for bathrooms. They can assist in keeping bathroom surfaces clear of mildew and are also known to absorb damaging vapors created by alcohol and acetone. Spider Plant If you have allergies or live with an allergy sufferer, a spider plant could be best for your home. Not only are they absolutely easy to grow, but they absorb mold and other impurities that cause allergies. They can even absorb traces of carbon monoxide put off by home appliances and formaldehyde, which is included in many cleaners. Aloe Vera Aloe Vera is a legitimate winner when it comes to keeping your family healthy. It helps remove airborne benzene given off from paint and some chemical cleaning products. Not only that, the gel inside its leaves is great for a home remedy for minor cuts and burns. What makes this plant even better? While the plant works hard to take care of your home, you have to do minimal to take care of it. No green thumb needed. Interested in doing more for your indoor air quality? Give Barlow Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call. We can assist you with everything from air purifiers to air filters to germicidal UV light systems.