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Have you noticed musty smells or excess dust in your home? Did you just install new flooring? If so, you may need to purify the air in your Jupiter, Florida, home. To improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs), consider adding some houseplants.

Spider Plants

Manage your indoor allergens with this hardy air purifying plant. Spider plants can tolerate a little human forgetfulness and aren’t toxic to pets. These plants look nice in hanging baskets as their tendrils droop down over the sides.


These pretty flowers are considered some of the best air purifiers out there. Though the blooms and air purifying qualities only last about six weeks, chrysanthemums are a great way to give your home a boost of cleanliness and bright color. Be aware that these are poisonous to both cats and dogs.

Chinese Evergreen

These plants can remove many toxins, but they take a bit of a green thumb to care for. Unlike many other air purifying plants, these offer a spot of color to your home. The variegated leaves are green, white, and pink. The plants grow year-round, are only toxic for dogs, and eliminate benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and other toxins from the air.

Other Plants

There are many other plants that can act as air purifiers in your home. These include rubber plants,  Peace Lilies, English Ivy, Bamboo Palms, Golden Pothos, Dracaenas, Boston Fern, and Gerbera Daisies. No matter your taste, there’s a plant that will fit your style and your level of plant-care skills while cleaning the air in your home.

If you’re concerned about your home’s IAQ, the trained technicians of Mechanical Air can help you to identify which pollutants are present in your home and if you might want to consider installing an air purifier or have your air ducts sanitized. Plants can do a lot to clean and purify indoor air, but sometimes a purifier is necessary. To set up your appointment, call Mechanical Air at 561-899-4587.

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