Summer has definitely arrived in Pasco County, which means we’re all spending more time inside. Afternoon rain, high temperatures, and the suffocating humidity keep us indoors where it’s cool. For anyone with allergy problems, asthma, or other respiratory issues, this can be a problem thanks to possible indoor air pollution.
Try a few of these ideas to improve the indoor air quality in your home while escaping the heat outside.
No Smoking Zone for Better Indoor Air
A good step to cleaner indoor air and less pollution is to make your home a no smoking zone. Let friends and family members know they’ll need to smoke outside because you need and want your air to be cleaner and easier to breathe.
To reduce the bad air in your home, make sure you’re cleaning more efficiently. Wash your dirtiest, dustiest laundry in hot water to eliminate allergens. Dust with a damp rag to pick up the dirt instead of moving it through the air. Vacuum your floors frequently.
There’s nothing we can do about 100 percent humidity outside, but in your home, low humidity should be the goal. The more humidity in your home, the easier it is for mold and mildew to grow. You can get a dehumidifier for one room, but a whole-house system makes the air better in every room.
Replace Air Filters
Check your air filters monthly and change them at least every 90 days. Choose filters with a high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating, yet within the manufacturer’s recommendations, and more pollutants, allergens, and bacteria will be filtered out of your air.
Consider Duct Cleaning
If your home is older or you’ve lived in it for five or more years and you’ve never had a duct cleaning, now may be the time to reconsider. Over time, dust, dirt, mold, and droppings can accumulate in your ducts and contaminate the air you breathe.
When you’re ready to reduce your indoor air pollution and have cleaner air to breathe, contact us at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. by calling 866-881-5935.
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