Top 5 Ways to Reduce Unhealthy Air Quality In Your Home This Summer
Did you know the air inside your home is more harmful than the air outside? According to the EPA, the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. Sometimes those levels can exceed 100 times that of outdoor levels. Here are the top 5 ways you can reduce unhealthy air quality in your home this summer.
Change Your AC Filters
Changing your AC filter regularly is one way to keep the air inside your home healthy. Replacing your filter at least every 1-3 months helps to prevent obstruction of airflow and damaging clogs. Air filters trap airborne contaminants, but if they get clogged, it can greatly reduce your indoor air quality and put a strain on your HVAC system.
But Don’t Forget About Your Other Filters
Your air conditioner isn’t the only appliance with a filter. It’s also not the only thing working to keep your air clean. Be sure to also check the filters in your other household appliances, such as your vacuum, kitchen vents, and clothes dryer – just to name a few.
Clean Your Air Ducts
Air duct cleaning has several benefits, including reducing allergens and irritants, removing unpleasant smells, improving airflow, and creating a cleaner, healthier living environment. Air duct cleaning can greatly improve your indoor air quality by reducing the number of airborne pollutants that circulate throughout your home.
Keep Your Carpets Clean
Although carpet is cozy, it’s known for trapping bacteria, allergens, dust and other pollutants that greatly impact your indoor air quality. To reduce these pollutants while also improving your indoor air quality, you should consider vacuuming weekly with a high-quality vacuum, and deep clean your carpeting with a steam cleaner.
Control The Humidity In Your Home
Your indoor humidity should be between 30-50%. Too much moisture in the air not only makes you hot and uncomfortably sweaty, but it also be damaging to your home – such as mold growth. To control and reduce the humidity in your home, you want to make sure your home is well-ventilated. Some ways to do that include using your air conditioner, using your ventilation fans when you’re cooking or showering, taking cooler showers during those hot summer months, fixing leaky pipes, opening a window to let fresh air in, and investing in a dehumidifier – just to name a few.
Contact Weeks Service Company Today For All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs In League City, Houston, and Surrounding Areas!
Weeks Service Company offers extensive services to help improve your indoor air quality in League City, Houston and surrounding areas. Whether you need to schedule an AC maintenance, have your ducts cleaned, test the quality of your air, install a REME Halo air purifier, or something else, Weeks Service Company is here to assist! Since 1972, we’ve been providing customers with service they can count on. After all… service is our middle name. Call us today at 281-738-1362 or contact us online here.