Take Advantage of Interior Landscaping to Clean Air

June 19, 2015
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It's easy to use interior landscaping to do more than just improve the aesthetic of your community’s common areas. Interior landscaping improves indoor air quality (IAQ) and can even lower your energy costs. Plants filter air by absorbing pollutants and they produce oxygen—which is especially helpful in sealed, energy-efficient buildings that have less exchange of fresh outdoor air for stale indoor air. Plants also maintain an appropriate humidity level, keeping it lower than the level at which it can cause mold and bacteria to grow. You can realize cost savings benefits, too. Plants used in interior landscaping can decrease the indoor air temperature by as much as 10 degrees, reducing the need for as much air conditioning as you might usually use.

To set yourself up for these benefits, hire an interior landscaping contractor who can properly select, install, and maintain your interior landscaping. This way, you can make sure your plants will thrive, and even “pay for themselves” eventually. But don’t forget to factor in your budget and communicate this to the contractor you choose.