One of the easiest ways to improve the air quality in your home is to bring in some plants. According to research published in the Journal of American Society of Horticultural Science, certain houseplants have ozone-depleting properties that can help clean indoor air.

Which house plants improve indoor air quality? Below, we look at five houseplants that can help clean the air in your home or office:

1. Aloe

Aloe is easy to grow — as long as it has access to lots of sun. It can help clear formaldehyde and benzene, which may be produced by certain cleaners and paints.

2. Spider plant spider plant
Even self-professed brown thumbs can grow this resilient plant! It’s known to clean up benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.

3. Gerber daisy

Trichloroethylene — which may enter your home via dry cleaning — can be removed by the Gerber daisy. Plus, it flowers beautifully!

4. Snake plant

Lots of personal care products contain formaldehyde. Fortunately, the snake plant can filter it out, making it the ideal houseplant for bathrooms.

5. Golden pothos

Your garage may also have high levels of formaldehyde, due in large part to car exhaust. Hang the golden pothos to keep the air in your garage clean.

If these houseplants don’t significantly improve your home or business’ indoor air quality. contact the experts of Rusk Heating & Cooling. We understand that managing indoor air quality is a three-sided battle: filtration, humidity and infiltration.

Call us to learn about our indoor air quality solutions!