Houseplants and Heating Repairs in Charlotte

March 4, 2015by Sophie The Dog

Heating Repairs CharlotteIs there a correlation between houseplants and heating repairs? NASA has determined that there are some common houseplants that improve the air quality in your home. And if the air quality is optimal, then the air filters will not become as dirty or clogged, which can lead to a necessary heating repair in Charlotte. The recommended number of houseplants is to have one per 100 square feet of space. Certain plants are known to reduce specific toxins, such as formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and Benzene. By reducing those gases and vapors from the air, the indoor air quality is improved, which in turn helps HVAC systems to run longer and need fewer repairs. Filters can become clogged with tiny particles and debris if the indoor air quality is lower.

Very dirty or clogged filters can lead to a complete system shutdown, which will result in a heating repair in Charlotte. At Patterson Heating and Air, we want to help you improve your indoor air quality by providing you with the list of the top 10 houseplants that NASA identified for removing toxins in your indoor air. There are links to each of the plants to learn more about them, mentioned on

NASA Study shows common plants help reduce indoor air pollution….

NASA research has consistently shown that living, green and flowering plants can remove several toxic chemicals from the air in building interiors. You can use plants in your home or office to improve the quality of the air to make it a more pleasant place to live and work – where people feel better, perform better, any enjoy life more.

TOP 10 plants most effective in removing Formaldehyde, Benzene, and Carbon Monoxide from the air:

Bring the beauty of some greenery into your home and know that you are helping the indoor air environment. If a pollution-free work and home environment are what you need, indoor houseplants can make an impact on reducing air toxins, according to Dr. Bill Wolverton, formerly a senior research scientist at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, Miss.:

“We feel that future results will provide an even stronger argument that common indoor landscaping plants can be a very effective part of a system used to provide pollution free homes and work places,” he concludes.”

If you are concerned about harmful gases from furniture, cleaning products and kitchen appliances, adopting some houseplants for your family is a great idea. Also make sure to keep your air filters fresh and clean by changing the dirty filters monthly, or as recommended by the manufacturer. And, if your furnace or AC unit stops working or does not heat or cool evenly, please give us a call for your heating repair in Charlotte and we will help you immediately. Leaks can cause small amounts of carbon monoxide into your home, so if you suspect that something is wrong, we recommend calling us right away and we will perform a complete inspection and repair to make sure your heating system is safe and working at the optimal level. For HVAC maintenance, AC service, heating repairs and installations, contact Patterson Heating and Air at (704) 288-4535.

(Source: Zone 10: NASA Study Houseplants Clean Air,, 2014)


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