The summer is coming up, and it’s hard to tell what the heatwaves will feel like. Air conditioning may not always be the best way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature, and it is expensive when overused.
Luckily, there are plants that can help keep the indoor temperature of your home cool and reduce the usage of air conditioning during those extremely hot days. Even more, these often add beauty and can help with the continued cooling of your home when you are away at work or leave your home for multiple days at a time, like your summer vacation.
Some Plants Are Processing Air Even Stronger
Naturally, cooling plants that can help reduce the usage of air conditioning and help improve the energy efficiency of your home. It is not that you will feel immediate exposure to cool air when sitting in front of a plant that serves the same as a fan or a window air conditioner, even though that would be nice. However, there is a long list of plants that can help with the amount of natural air processing they do for the help of keeping your air cool and cleaning the air in your home.
Some of these are recommended:
- Aloe vera plant offers a healthy treatment for sunburns and naturally removes formaldehyde from the air.
- Palm trees, including the areca palm, act as natural humidifiers to make the indoor air more comfortable.
- Ficus trees, most commonly the weeping fig, helps cool the air and also removes pollutants. Clean air is as important as cool air!
- Ferns can cool and humidify air while it can also remove formaldehyde like aloe vera does.
- Snake plant (mother-in-law’s tongue) gives off oxygen at night, cooling the air and also absorbing a lot of toxins from the air.
- Golden Pothos also cools and purifies the air, while it costs less and is easier to care for.
In addition to cooler air, many of these also serve for additional air quality features. Some of these help clean carbon dioxide from the air, while others serve as humidifiers. Many traits work together to help cool the air of your home and save on the cost of air conditioning during the hottest days of the summer.