How To Maintain Good Indoor Air Quality All Summer
You want the indoor air quality in your home to be beneficial to your overall health and that of your family. Nevertheless, the EPA has told us that the quality of the air indoors may be worse than that of the air outside. Of course, people spend a great deal of their time indoors, especially during the summer. That’s why we’ve devoted some time to discussing how you can improve your home’s indoor air quality throughout the warmer months.
Change the Air Filter
You should be changing the air filter in your central cooling system every month to two months. The air filter prevents air pollutants and allergens from getting into your home. Make sure it’s clean.
Install a Dehumidifier
You can have a dehumidifier installed in your central cooling system to reduce your indoor air’s humidity level. Dust mites and mold thrive in high-humidity environments, and this can negatively impact allergy sufferers. Dehumidifiers can also reduce airborne viruses like colds and the flu. Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. of Emmaus, PA, can install indoor air quality products for you, including dehumidifiers
Keep Floors Clean
A lot of things get tracked into a home, even when shoes are taken off at the door. Dirt, pollen, dust mites, and more collect in carpets. You should vacuum carpets and mop floors once a week. If your vacuum has a HEPA filter, you can get your carpets especially clean.
Buy Fragrance-Free Products
Air fresheners, deodorants, household cleaners, hair sprays, and other products often have artificial fragrances in them. These can be bad for your health, and products with these additives should be kept out of your home as a general rule. Buy natural products instead.
You might consider having UV lighting installed in your ductwork. This type of lighting kills mold and bacteria that passes through it. It also reduces allergens in your home.
Burkholder's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is a full-service heating and cooling company. We replace, repair, and maintain air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and ductless mini-splits. We can also help you with generators, radiant floors, hot water heaters, duct cleaning, and more. Give us a call today to find out more or to schedule an appointment.