INDOOR AIR QUALITY FAQs

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Do you know how to solve those pesky hot and cold spots in your home? Or the best way to help reduce your allergy symptoms? The experts at Cities 1 Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning do, and we’re sharing the answers to those questions and more in our indoor air quality FAQs.

Find the answers to your most commonly asked questions below—and call us at 651-274-6547 if you don’t find what you’re looking for.

Research shows that your indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air. And because we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors (according to the Environmental Protection Agency), you’re more likely to get sick from airborne contaminants around the house than anything outside. At Cities 1, we believe that shouldn’t be the case, which is why we offer a variety of air quality solutions like purifiers and UV lights.

Zoning systems are the ideal solution for uneven home temperatures. You can install these units in any room you want for custom temps on a room-to-room basis. They’ll help even out hot and cold spots, cool down individual rooms at night, or lower temperatures in unused rooms.

It depends on what you’re allergic to. Air purifiers are effective at capturing and killing pollen, mold, and other particulates that make it past your filter and into your house. Dehumidifiers can help get rid of those contaminants that thrive in humid air by regulating your home’s moisture levels.

In short, very important. Ideally, your home’s humidity level should fall between 35 and 50 percent. Keeping moisture in that range will prevent many health and comfort problems including dry skin, bad allergies, cracking wood furniture, and that hot and sticky feeling you get with high humidity.

Gases called volatile organic compounds (VOCs) kick into the air during many common household chores, causing high levels of pollution. Those chores include:

  • Cooking
  • Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Candles
  • Air fresheners
  • Aerosol sprays

Loose pet hairs and dander can also contribute to indoor pollution.

  • Change your air filter every one to three months
  • Regularly vacuum and dust your home to reduce dust and dander buildup
  • Schedule regular duct cleanings
  • Use an exhaust fan or open a window while cooking
  • Limit the use of aerosol sprays
  • Invest in air-purifying indoor plants such as bamboo palm or English ivy

For More Indoor Air Quality Facts, Trust Cities 1

Didn’t find the answer you needed in our indoor air quality FAQs? All you have to do is call us at 651-274-6547 or contact us online with more—we’re happy to help you however we can.


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