The indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home can become poor during the summer months. This can end up causing health issues for you or any family members who have allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions. Find out more about how the heat and humidity affects summer IAQ and what you can do about it, so that you and your family have healthy air to breathe.
Dirty or Clogged Air Filters
Your central air conditioning system runs frequently during summer, especially during heat waves. This can cause the air filter inside it to become dirty or clogged with dust and other particles. When this happens, your HVAC unit has a harder time keeping your home cool and your indoor air clean. Changing the air filter in your HVAC system on a regular basis, such as each month, helps ensure that you’ll have healthy air. Your HVAC system also won’t have to run as often to cool your home.
Pet dander and other allergens, including dust mites, tend to build up in homes more often during the summer months. You might also bring in pollen from outdoors, which can affect the air quality in your home. These summer IAQ effects can end up causing you and your family to have allergic reactions, such as sneezing or coughing. Grooming pets regularly, vacuuming often and dusting frequently can help improve your IAQ.
As the humidity outdoors increases, the humidity level inside your home can go up, too. This can promote mold growth, which can lead to sinus problems, breathing issues and other health concerns. Proper ventilation helps maintain healthy humidity levels inside homes. You might also benefit from investing in a dehumidifier if your home tends to get too humid on a regular basis during summer. Controlling humidity inside your home is an important part of keeping the air as healthy as possible.
If you need help improving summer IAQ in your Dayton home, please contact Detmer and Sons. Our technicians can provide you with solutions to making the air in your home healthier.
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