What are easy ways to improve indoor air quality?

What are easy ways to improve indoor air quality?

What are easy ways to improve indoor air quality?Among the particles that commonly exist in indoor air are: mold, germs, dander, mildew, and asbestos. These particles can cause health issues, so it's best to take measures to reduce their presence. Semi-annual professional HVAC maintenance can help with optimizing your home or office's air quality. At River City Heating & Air, our local HVAC company specializes in HVAC service in the greater Bismarck, ND area. Here are some easy ways to boost indoor air quality.

Open Windows while Cooking/Use Cooking Vents

Gas stoves can negatively affect air quality by releasing pollutants such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. Electric stoves can also emit these harmful pollutants, just in lesser amounts. Your body will be less exposed to these pollutants if you open windows while cooking and use cooking vents.

Replace HVAC Filters

A general rule of thumb is that HVAC filters should be changed out every three months during periods of regular use. But how often your need to replace filters will also depend on your filter's type and thickness. It's best to check for your filter's particular replacement guidelines and follow them as specified. And for healthy home air, you should also be consistently replacing other filters, such as those on kitchen vents and vacuum cleaners.

Weigh the Benefits of Houseplants

Because houseplants remove pollutants from the air and release oxygen, they can help to boost air quality. However, for some folks, houseplants can trigger allergic reactions because they harbor mold growth and/or release pollen.

Keep Up with Vacuuming

Carpets/rugs should be vacuumed at minimum once per week. If you have dogs/cats, this should be done at least two times per week. And a HEPA filter on your vacuum will help with optimizing air quality.

HVAC Service in Bismarck, ND

HVAC maintenance can also help with improving air quality. When you need HVAC service in Bismarck and the surrounding area, contact River City Heating & Air at (701) 561-0804. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

River City Heating & Air Blog
Posted: May 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ


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