January can be a tough month to return to work. The holidays are over, it’s time to make New Year’s resolutions, and the cold outside is more annoying than festive. Bringing a plant into work to brighten up your desk will not only lift your spirits, but can increase productivity through better IAQ, or indoor air quality. Here’s a list of beautiful plants that will help you to breathe easier in your Venice, Florida, office.
These inexpensive plants can be purchased at most garden stores and come in a range of beautiful colors. Mums are filtering champions and come highly recommended by NASA, which has conducted research on indoor air quality since the 1980s. Mums filter out ammonia, benzene, formaldehyde, and xylene.
This plant has many wonderful properties, aside from its interesting shape. The gel inside the leaves is great for healing burns and scrapes, and it’s also good at filtering out the chemical benzene. Another bonus is that aloe vera is a hardy plant, meaning it’s tough for people to kill, even if they don’t have a green thumb.
These plants love a dry environment and therefore only need to be watered periodically. They’re known for being one of the easiest indoor plants to care for. Mother-in-law’s tongue filters out benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene.
Indoor air quality is important for general health and worker productivity. It can be regulated in many ways, including with plants and regular HVAC maintenance. If you’re ready to schedule your annual maintenance visit by one of our trained technicians, just give Climactic Conditioning a call at (941) 758-3080 today to schedule your appointment.
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