Indoor air quality has a substantial effect on both your health and comfort. Though staying cool is often top priority, you should also give some consideration to maintaining your indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at some of the ways that you can keep your indoor air quality high this summer.
Install an Air Purifier
One of the biggest indoor air quality issues is elimination of air flow. Many people close their doors and windows during the summer, in order to make it easier for their air conditioners to maintain climate control. The problem with this is that it traps airborne contaminants in the home, which can cause all kinds of health problems from allergy attacks to asthma. Consider installing an air purifier in your home in order to combat this problem.
Install a Humidifier
Air conditioners operate by evaporating refrigerant to absorb heat from the air. As the air is cooled past the dew point, moisture is drawn out of it. Using an air conditioner for an extended period of time can drop the humidity levels in your home’s air very low. This causes your skin and the mucous membranes in your nose to dry out and crack. This makes it much easier for you to be infected by viruses and bacteria. Installing a whole-house humidifier is a great way to counteract this issue, and maintain proper humidity levels.
Get Your Ducts Cleaned
Ducts tend to be a haven for airborne contaminants, which are circulated throughout the house while the air conditioner is operating. It’s best to get your ducts cleaned at least once a year, in order to prevent accidentally dosing yourself with an increased amount of airborne contaminants.
Climate Masters offers comprehensive indoor air quality services throughout Palm Coast, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment.