During the summer, you might find yourself spending more time inside due to the heat. There is also the common assumption that outside air is worse quality than what is inside your home. However, this is not the case. In fact, the EPA states that indoor air quality can often be worse than outdoors. Furthermore, we expose ourselves to indoor air for more extended periods than outside, which means that we have more exposure to indoor pollutants.
Kern Heating & Cooling Co. doesn’t want you to live with poor air quality. Take the steps below to improve your IAQ this summer so you don’t feel bad for staying indoors in the heat.
1. Change Your Filters On Time
One way to improve your air quality is by simply changing out the filters in your home. Filters have the vital function of removing contaminants and other pollutants from your HVAC system. However, filters do not last forever. Eventually, they will become clogged with all of the debris, such as dust and pet fur, in your home. When the filter clogs, it can no longer perform its duties. You should strive to change your filters every three months; however, doing so monthly can only further improve air quality.
2. Watch Out For Humidity
With summertime heat comes humidity. When it is humid, dust and mold thrive inside of the home. By investing in a dehumidifier, you can help reduce the amount of moisture in your home. Another way to reduce humidity is to run your air conditioner. This will help manage all of the pollen and dust in your home related to moisture.
3. Open the Windows
Opening your windows and allowing a breeze through your home can do a lot in helping improve your air quality. Any toxic chemicals or contaminants in your home can dissipate if your windows and doors are open. If you don’t have windows in certain areas of your home or can’t open them, fans and ventilation systems can go a long way in helping indoor air quality.
Choose Kern Heating & Cooling Co. for Your Air Quality Needs
If you want to improve your indoor air quality, we can assist you. Kern Heating & Cooling Co. has years of experience fixing HVAC and understands the importance of air quality. To find out more about our services, contact us today!