There’s no denying that summer is here, and with all of us spending more time in our homes these days, it’s likely you want to be as comfortable as possible, right? This begins with ensuring that your air conditioner is properly maintained, of course. If you haven’t scheduled an AC tune-up yet, now is the time.
Indoor comfort, though, also is achieved through high quality and breathable air. No matter what time of the year it is and no matter the circumstances, inadequate indoor air quality is a concern for homeowners. Virus transmission is a risk, while contaminants like pollen, dust, and smoke can also get trapped in your living space, causing asthma and allergy symptoms. Long-term exposure to pollutants can cause chronic symptoms as well, like fatigue and respiratory distress.
The good news is, we have solutions! Read on as we uncover a few easy ways to ensure the air you breathe is healthy.
Replace Your HVAC Air Filter
Before we go any further, we have to clear up a misconception. Homeowners often believe that the only purpose of the air filter that comes with their HVAC system is to protect indoor air quality—but it’s actually in place to protect the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can infiltrate its components and do the system harm.
But, a clogged up or dirty air filter will certainly still hurt your indoor air quality. It doesn’t allow for debris like dust and allergens to escape your indoor air, so these contaminants just keep circulating throughout your household. Additionally, a clogged air filter restricts airflow and hurts the efficiency of your HVAC system—which is a whole blog post of its own!
Complete Some “Spring” Cleaning
Okay, so it’s not spring anymore. But no matter the time of year, you might be surprised just how many contaminants or pollutants get trapped within your carpet and soft furniture. Things like dust mites, food particles, pet hair and dander, and even dirt that you bring in from outside gets trapped.
Things like shampooing or steam cleaning your carpet every couple of months, and running your whole-house air filtration system or purifier are key to combatting this. What’s that? You don’t have an air filtration system or air purifier? That brings us to our next point then…
Learn About Your Indoor Air Quality System and Service Options
This is where we can help! There are a number of indoor air quality products, and services, that exist to help you breathe easier. We work with all of them. Our staff is happy to help find what solutions are best for your specific home and needs.
For example, a whole-house air filtration system is a great addition to just about any home! But it may not be enough and you might find that you could also benefit from UV germicidal lights.
And these aren’t the only options you have for indoor air quality solutions. Reach out to our team to learn more.