Which plants can turn the home into the ideal summer refuge we all need it to be? Have you ever considered using plants as an alternative to air conditioners and humidifiers? If you’re looking for the best plants to serve as a trusty natural humidifier and an air cooler, check out this article by Gulfnews.com.
Natural Humidifier and Air Conditioner Alternative
It is that time of the year when we gradually start shifting our outdoor fun to indoor activities and garden parties to in-house dinners. Yes, summer has arrived, and we will be spending most of our time indoors depending solely on the air condition to help us stay cool and beat the rising temperatures. But, if you are looking for a natural, environmentally friendly and inexpensive way to keep your home cool and fresh, try welcoming a few leafy green companions into your home.
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It’s currently the time of the year to either hit the beach or stay indoors and crank the thermostat low until you don’t feel the heat anymore. However, as much as we want to stay cool, the air conditioner can create a big number on the electricity bill and cause negative effects on?the environment. If you’re into saving money and saving the Earth, you’ll be interested to?know that plants actually make a good natural air humidifier. Read on to know more!
Air Conditioning and Your Skin
Both extreme heat and excessive air conditioning can wreak havoc on your skin. It dries out the air in your home and ruins the natural moisture of your skin. Dry air?can worsen certain conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. It can also dry out the mucous membranes, and trigger allergic reactions.
Air Conditioning and the Earth
i feel guilty for turning the airconditioner if it is hurting the environment. :-/
? rochelle (@imbearypweety) August 3, 2011
Healthy living is all about being aware of the things we utilize on a daily basis. According to this article by The Guardian, America utilizes more energy each year than the rest of the world combined, and Americans use more energy for cooling than the entire African continent’s energy consumption. The demand is steadily rising as the Earth continues to bake from the inside. If you are appreciative of?all-natural alternatives to healing and wellness, you might also be interested in valuing the Earth and all its gifts. It means being concerned about the Earth’s conservation, and its future.
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Plants: Natural Humidifier and Air Conditioner Alternative
Good thing there are plants that really do well in cooling, and depositing moisture into the air! In the article above, Gulfnews.com lists 5 plants you should have if you want a higher-quality indoor air:
- Areca palm
- Snake plant
- Ficus tree
- Golden pothos
- Boston fern
? David Snell (@NatureAtWorkLtd) June 27, 2017
Plants are also a beautiful addition to any home. Try investing in your very own indoor plant garden. It will do wonders to your electricity bill, the environment, and your health this summer.
Are?you looking for other natural ways to maintain the moisture in your indoor air this summer? Check out this cool DIY project by David Epstein of Growing Wisdom: