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Can house plants really help clean the air in your home?

Categories: New Homes in Raleigh | Posted: December 6, 2019

Now that the holiday season is officially in full force and Christmas is just weeks away, many of us are getting our homes ready for company. Most homeowners want to give their guests the smell and look of a clean home when they come to visit. However, have you stopped to think about how clean the air is in your home? Mattamy Homes, a premier homebuilder for New Homes in Raleigh, shares if house plants can really help clean the air in your home.

There are a lot of all natural products out on the market these days, and many people have been under the impression that a great way to clean the air and toxins out of your home can be done through house plants. However, that is actually not the case at all!

In 1989, NASA did a study to see if they could find new ways to clean the air in space stations. They did get some interesting findings, however the fact that house plants clean the air was not one of them. However, many news articles wrote stories about the study and spun it so it seemed that house plants could eliminate or help remove toxins from a home. This however, is not the case.

It turns out that the people of NASA created a machine that involved some household plants, in their study and did find some good health benefits in terms of the air quality. However, the plants themselves did not do anything in terms of changing the quality of the air around them.

Articles published on this study on the other hand, named the plants used in the study and touted them as “air friendly” plants that could help clear up the pollution and toxins in the air around them. This however, is not the case and was a falsehood that went around during the time of the study, got picked up by media outlets and has stuck since then.

For example, an EPA reviewer who did a study after the review came out said that someone would need to purchase about 680 plants in their home, to achieve the results of the NASA study. Most homeowners could save themselves the time and just vacuum more often!

However, this should not deter you from purchasing house plants for your home or throwing out all of the house plants you currently have! House plants are actually proven to boost peoples moods. Especially if you live in the city where you may not see or have much greenery around you, house plants can give you that added freshness and nature-like feel in your home to help lift your mood no matter what time of year.

There are studies that prove house plants can improve your concentration, your calmness and productivity.

So, consider adding some house plants to your home this holiday season to lighten the mood of your home!



Mattamy Homes is a new home builder in Raleigh and Fayetteville, North Carolina. For additional information about Mattamy building your Raleigh new home, please call (888) 677-1502.

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Imagine being in a new home for the holidays, and all the special moments that come with the new year.

With expertly designed homes ready for move-in throughout our communities, we have closing dates designed to meet your desired moving day, whether that’s before the new year, or a few months from now. We will also help pay your closing costs*, so you can spend your money on the things that matter most, like enjoying the holiday season.

For a limited time, purchase a select quick move-in home and enjoy up to $7,500 towards a move-in package + up to $4,000 in closing costs! Purchase a to-be-built home and enjoy up to $10,000 in options + up to $4,000 in closing costs!

Need help deciding what to choose for your move-in package? Here are some ideas:

  • New Washer and Dryer
  • New Refrigerator
  • Blinds throughout your new Home

Make this holiday season one to remember while saving thousands on your new home! Contact a New Home Counselor for details, or call 888-677-1502 for more details.





*Offers are limited to individuals that purchase their home directly from Mattamy Homes. Offers available on select quick move-in homes if the home purchase agreement is fully executed between 11/19/19 and 12/30/19 and closes and fully funds on or before 1/31/20. Home purchase agreements fully executed prior to 11/19/19 are excluded. Savings and incentives are home and community specific. Use as You Choose offer not to exceed $10,000 and is subject to terms and restrictions. Closing cost incentive varies by community. At closing, Mattamy will provide to buyer a credit in an amount previously determined by Mattamy Homes, not to exceed $4,000, excluding prepaids. Offers, incentives and seller contributions are subject to certain terms, conditions and restrictions, which may include use of designated lenders and closing agents. Certain incentives could affect the loan amount. Offer good for a limited time only. Mattamy reserves the right to change or withdraw any offer at any time. Prices subject to change without notice. Offer is subject to borrower meeting approval guidelines. Rates and terms are subject to change without notice. Contact a Mattamy Home Funding LLC Loan Officer for financing details, or a Mattamy Homes New Home Counselor for home purchase details.

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