How To Save Your Indoor Air Quality from Summer Chaos
While summer is a great season for outdoor camps and treats, it is also the time where air pollution is at its worst. If you think it is only an outdoor issue, think again. Your indoor air can be more contaminated than the outside. That is why your indoor air quality is something you need to pay extra attention to during the hottest period of the year.
But don’t worry. We can help you stay fresh and cool in the dog days without compromising your indoor air quality. Read below for some tips that you will find helpful in your struggle to keep your indoor air safe.
- Make sure that the vents are clean.
A dirty vent means a dirty indoor air. How does it happen? As the process of producing cool air continues, we cannot deny the presence of too much moisture in your unit which triggers the growth of allergens and molds. These, as well as the dirt and dust, can accumulate in the vents, and when the air passes through, it distributes these contaminants to the different parts of your home. Be sure to keep the vents clean for it will give you great comfort and lower energy bills to pay.
- Allow fresh air to get inside and refresh your home.
Be sure to do this for a short period and with your air conditioner off. Or else, you will be throwing away your dollars in the form of wasted cool air. Letting in the fresh outdoor air will restore your home, replacing the stale air you have inside. Introducing fresh air now and then also limits the growth of air pollutants inside your home.
- Keep humidity out.
When your home is too humid, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew and greatly allows dirt accumulation and pest infestation. Humidity is typically in excess in areas like the basement, attics, and crawlspaces. Proper insulation can be your best defense for this problem. You can also make use of dehumidifiers to keep humidity at normal range.
- Keep a properly maintained air conditioning unit.
Since you will be using your air conditioners for the summer months, it is just right to keep it running at its best shape. Maintenance services include cleaning of parts, air filter replacement, and making sure that air moves properly through your vents. This will not just save you dollars on your energy bill; it will also give you a healthy and safe indoor air to breathe.
Follow these tips and summer will not be an issue to your indoor air quality. If you need professional help, feel free to call us at Environmental Heating and Cooling today!