Poor indoor air quality can have a significant impact on family members who live in your Lake City, Georgia, home. If you’re concerned about the presence of dust and dirt particles, consider these four houseplants that naturally improve the quality of the air you breathe.

English Ivy

This beautiful vine is a popular choice because it’s hardy as a houseplant. It usually lives for several years and does equally well in full shade and full sun. Best of all, it removes pollutants such as chemicals and bacteria from the air. NASA tests show this type of ivy reduces volatile organic compounds like toluene, xylene, formaldehyde, and benzene.

Spider Plants

This durable plant is a classic houseplant because of its ability to thrive in settings with indirect sunlight. They are easy to grow and sprout baby plants that can be snipped and potted for use in other rooms or gifted to friends. Spider plants also remove xylene and formaldehyde particles from the air when they take in carbon dioxide.

Peace Lily

This elegant flowering evergreen plant is easy to care for, requiring little water and limited light to grow. In fact, they react badly to direct sunlight, which makes them the perfect indoor option. NASA tests indicate that the peace lily removes benzene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and other volatile organic compounds in the air. Keep in mind that this plant can be toxic when ingested, so keep it out of the reach of small children and pets.


This versatile species is made up of more than 40 plants, all of which have air-purifying qualities. Specifically, this long-leaved, tree-like plant clears the air of xylene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and benzene. However, the leaves are toxic to cats and dogs, so this may not be the best choice if you have pets.

Corbin Comfort Systems can improve the indoor air quality in your home. Call us at (770) 942-2873 today to schedule your assessment.

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