INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier

July 6, 2015 by  
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With all those nasty chemicals floating inside our homes, its no wonder that indoor air quality can be downright dismal. Gasses from things like benzene in paints and detergents, and formaldehyde in fabrics and furniture can build up, which may make you start longing for an expensive air filtration system. But fear not, NASA has released a list of pollution-busting plants that will not only beautify your home, but make your indoor breathing a little easier. Check out the following infographic from Barratt Homes for all the details and find out which plant reigns supreme in the fight against toxic air. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: These pollution-busting houseplants will have you breathing easier Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air filtering , air filtering houseplants , air filters , Air quality , best plants for air quality , filtering indoor air pollution , houseplants air quality , indoor air pollution , indoor air quality , Pollution

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

May 14, 2015 by  
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Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air . Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful air-borne toxins and pollutants . NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to identify the best air-filtering indoor plants, all of which commonly found at local flower shops, to help guide us in our purchasing decisions. Even better, Love The Garden created an infographic that lists 18 NASA-recommended plants for improving air quality as well as the common toxins that each plant can treat. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: air filtering houseplants , Clean Air Study , houseplants , houseplants improve air quality , infographic , nasa , reader submitted content

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Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year

May 14, 2015 by  
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Your mother probably taught you to turn off the light when you leave a room. Why waste money and energy when you’re not using it, right? Well, there are lots of other sneaky ways that we’re wasting electricity, and it’s costing us big time. Vampire power, or standby power, is the energy wasted by appliances and other electronic gadgets that are drawing power when not actually in use. It’s costing Americans $19 billion annually, according to a new report from the National Resources Defense Council. Read the rest of Vampire power is sucking away your savings, to the tune of $19 billion a year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: how to lower utility bill , how to lower your electric bill , how to save energy , how to save money on electricity , standby power , Vampire Power , wasted energy , wasted power

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