Not all air fresheners are created equal. Some include harmful chemicals that aren’t healthy to breathe. Natural air freshening alternatives and modern air quality systems combine well to improve your home’s indoor air quality. These natural air cleaners provide you with fresher air for better health in your Jacksonville, Florida, home.
Instead of using toxic air fresheners, use baking soda as a natural alternative. Baking soda effectively eliminates odors without leaving behind an unpleasant residual scent. You can spray a mixture of water, baking soda and alcohol to drive away odors.
Houseplants are effective in neutralizing the air we breathe by emitting a water vapor. Plants absorb air and convert it into food for themselves. They then detoxify and provide a higher quality of air by stabilizing the environment.
The best plants to improve the air quality of your home include:
Aloe Vera: An easy-to-grow plant that doesn’t need too much water, place aloe vera at home in your kitchen to remove polluted air. It’s also good to use as a topical application for burns and cuts.
Spider Plant: This resilient and hard-to-kill plant is perfect for improving your air quality. It has a lot of leaves and small white flowers. It’s also thought to be a safe plant to have around your pets.
Snake Plant: Place this in a bathroom to filter formaldehyde, which is common in cleaning and bathroom products. It also absorbs carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, so placing one in your bedroom is another option.
Natural Spices and Citruses
You can’t get more natural than using herbs and spices for their natural scent. You can summer citrus fruits like lemons and oranges in a pot to infuse your home with moisture and a refreshing scent.
Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating can provide you with the best air quality system for your needs. We have over 40 years of HVAC and indoor air quality experience. Visit our indoor air quality page or call us at (904) 574-5619 to expert advice on how to live a healthier life.
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