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Beat the Heat: Plant Power for a Cooler Home
Photo courtesy of Thiea Alhoz on Pexels
Photo courtesy of Thiea Alhoz on Pexels
Jill Reich
Thursday, Jul. 6, 2023

Who knew those decorative plants you have sitting around your Camden apartment, or see in the grocery store are doing more than just making your apartment feel more like home?

Tons of house plants, even a few you may already have, have the extraordinary ability to cool down your apartment. If you live in an apartment in Arizona like me, you already know how hot it gets in the summer and that every bit of help staying cool is valued and appreciated.

One of the first ways plants can help cool off your apartment is through evaporative cooling. This is when plants release moisture. Once a plant begins evaporating moisture into the air, it has the potential to cool the air around it by 2-3 degrees, which can make a big difference!

Plants can also help with absorbing the heat! They do this during photosynthesis, which can reduce the overall heat in your apartment by a few degrees.

Another way these plants can cool our apartments down is their ability to regulate the humidity. When you think of humidity, you might not associate that with coolness, but increasing the moisture in the air can make air feel cooler.

Some great plants to help you cool down your Camden apartment

  1. Weeping Fig (Ficus Benjamina)

  2. Aloe Vera Rubber Plant (Ficus Elastica)

  3. Peace Lily

  4. Chinese Evergreen (Aglaonema)

  5. Palms

  6. Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law's tongue

Photo by Ala J Graczyk:

Photo Courtesy of Pexels and Ala J Graczyk

Now that you have these plants, where should they go?

That is where we have you covered! Camden North End, in Phoenix, Arizona, has the perfect windowsills to place your plants on. Camden North End also has select apartment homes with BEAUTIFUL floor-to-ceiling windows, which I know plants would love!

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