Fredericksburg and Stafford residents, your indoor air quality has never been more important!

We want our home air quality to be at its cleanest, most optimum level possible. This is especially true since the onset of the Coronavirus.

Between virtual learning for our kids; remote working; and dining restrictions, we are cooking, living, and spending more hours in our homes than ever before. Air quality within our Virginia homes has become a top priority for our well-being and health.

As a Stafford homeowner, what can you do personally?

As a homeowner, there are a few things you can do to help improve the air-quality in your home.

When cooking, use the exhaust hood to remove any unwanted aromas and heat. Sometimes odors can linger and be especially noticeable. The exhaust hood should push those smells outside.

Make sure to routinely clean the cover plates on your bathroom exhaust fans. Just use an extension on your vacuum cleaner to reach the plate and remove the accumulated dust.

Make sure you check your air filters between regularly scheduled HVAC maintenance visits. 

You can verify the location of the filter with your HVAC service technician from First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning. During the winter months, if you have a fireplace, dust and ash can result in more necessary filter changes.

In high traffic areas of your home, keep a room humidifier. Not only does the humidifier help cope with cold or flu symptoms, but it also adds moisture to the air and can help reduce dust accumulation.

If you need to schedule maintenance for your heating and air conditioning system, contact the experts at First Choice Heating & Air Conditioning.

When to call for a professional’s advice in Stafford, Va?

There are times when you should consider calling a professional to evaluate the air quality in your home.

If you detect a constant musty smell, it could be a sign of mold or a water issue.

This situation needs to be diagnosed and handled by a professional or you could risk cross contaminating your home, which ultimately could cost you more money.