Is Your Indoor Air Affecting Your Health? Find Out With Our Indoor Air Quality FAQs
At River City Heating & Air Conditioning, we take your Winona-area home indoor air quality seriously. After all, research shows that your indoor air could be full of more contaminants (such as pollen and mold) than the air outside. That’s why we’ve compiled these indoor air quality FAQs—we want you to be as safe and comfortable in your home as possible.
On the flipside, too little humidity can cause problems, including:
- Itchy skin
- Dry cough
- Frequent colds
To keep your indoor humidity just right (and to help avoid warping on wood floors and furniture), consider a humidifier or dehumidifier.
- Carbon monoxide
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
If you’re unsure whether your home is affected by these pollutants, call us today to set up an in-home air quality test.
- Indoor plants—studies have found that plants help reduce airborne contaminants and improved oxygen levels in a closed environment. Consider Boston ferns, snake plants, or aloe vera.
- Salt lamps—these attract moisture from the air to the hot lamp surface, where it evaporates. That evaporation creates negative ions, which helps eliminate contaminants that carry a positive charge, such as pollen, dust, and dirt.
- Vacuum regularly—this helps keep the ground and your home clear of pollutants. This is especially effective for homeowners with pets.
Have More Air Quality Questions? Fire Away
In homeownership, there’s always a next project. So if (or when) you have questions about your home comfort systems, whether it’s about heating and cooling or indoor air quality, River City always has the answers. Call us at (507) 454-7689 or contact us online.