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Science says that you should have more plants in your home. Not only do they make a good decoration, they can actually have health benefits too.

According to NASA (yes, that NASA), certain houseplants can naturally remove harmful toxins from the air in your home. During the 1980s, NASA conducted a study to see if houseplants could provide cleaner air for their space stations.

They concluded that some plants could indeed act as a natural air filter. Certain plants are better at this than others, however. Here is a list of the top ten plants for improving indoor air quality:

  1. Aloe Vera

  2. Peace Lily

  3. Spider Plant

  4. English Ivy

  5. Boston Fern

  6. Heart Leaf Philodendron

  7. Eucalyptus

  8. African Violets

  9. Chinese Evergreen

  10. Chrysanthemum

Unfortunately, it is not unheard of for the air inside of our homes to be ten times more polluted than the air outside. In extreme cases such as these, houseplants may not be enough to solve the problem. If you are concerned about the air quality in your home, take action!

If you live in Pueblo County, Colorado or the surrounding area, the air quality experts at Patterson Plumbing & Heating can help you clean up the air in your home. Visit our website for more information or give us a call at (719) 544-4922 to learn about our services.

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