HVAC DIY Tips & Tricks
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- By russell jones
Uncover the surprising link between gas stoves and poor indoor air quality. Our guide on indoor air quality (IAQ) delves into the research and reveals the potential dangers. Arm yourself with the knowledge to protect your loved ones.
NY representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that exposure to gas stoves “is linked to reduced cognitive performance”. According to us, her statements is based on some facts.
According to the EPA, the average person spends approximately 90% of their time indoors. Also that your indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted that the outside air.
Burning natural gas in your home exposes you and your family to toxic chemicals and carcinogens that can create worse air quality than standing in car traffic.
Some studies have shown that chronic exposure to pollution appears to cause detrimental effects on cognition performance that worsen throughout your life.
Other studies state that 1 in 8 children in the US can develop asthma based on their exposure to indoor pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide.
Of course, just straight out banning gas stoves isn't going to work when the majority of the country still use gas stoves. Gas is also more prevalent in poorer communities.
Combustion sources are only one in the list of problems when it comes to indoor air pollution. Luckily we can help you out on strategies to fight it.
One easy way to fight poor IAQ especially when cooking is to always use your rangehood. This only works if its vents outside of your home though.
Don't have an externally vented range hood? Open a window to help reduce the build-up of combustion pollution in your kitchen.
Turning on your fan allows for air to circulate through your HVAC filter reducing the amount of combustion pollution in the air.
When all else fails, buy a portable air purifier and put it on your kitchen. When you start cooking , fire it up to max speed to help reduce your indoor air pollution.