Odds are that your indoor air is more polluted than you think. However, there are ways to improve your indoor air quality, so you can breathe a little easier. Here are five ways to have fresher air with fewer pollutants.

1. Open a Window

This is an obvious way to improve indoor air quality. This will increase airflow in your home and provide fresh air from outside. If you live in a city, it’s best to open some windows early in the day or late evening when there aren’t as many cars around.

2. Use Your Oven’s Fan

If you turn the fan on above your oven, it will help remove any harmful contaminants cooking creates. The contaminants will be vented outside instead of ending up in the air you breathe indoors.

3. Vacuum Rugs and Carpets

Carpets and rugs accumulate a lot of dust and contaminants that can be stirred up and float into you AC/heating system and circulated through your vents. You should vacuum them at least once a week to improve your home’s air quality.

4. Change Your Filters

The filters in your HVAC system should be replaced at least every 90 days (and as often as every 30 days during summer in Texas). The filters trap common air pollutants and improve indoor air quality.

5. Check Your Ducts

You should check your ducts at least once a year to make sure they’re free of dirt and debris. GVEC Home makes this easy by offering duct inspection and repair. You can request a dust inspection appointment here.

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At GVEC Home, we have been helping residential and commercial customers in South Central Texas since 1968. We offer AC/heating system installations, repairs and tune-ups. Please contact us to make an appointment today. We have offices in Gonzales, Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.

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