Relaxing in your cool, air conditioned home in the heat of summer makes you feel much better than sweating it out in the sun. However, during this time of the year, the air inside homes can be more polluted than the air outdoors, making it far from a healthful environment. How can you improve the air quality in your home in the summer so you can kick-back and relax in confidence with your trusty Bryant air conditioner?
Regular vacuuming and mopping reduce concentrations of chemicals and allergens in your home, including pollen, dust mites, pet dander, lead, fire retardant chemicals, and more. HEPA filter vacuums excel at the task, preventing contaminants from getting blown back into the air. After vacuuming, a simple mopping with plain water eliminates most remaining trace particles.
Many contaminants are tracked into your home via shoes. Leave them outside to keep them off the floors in your home.
Upgrade to home air filters that remove a greater percentage of pollutants and allergens from the air, including pollen, pet dander, dust, dirt, and smoke that can be dangerous to those with respiratory issues. When upgrading to HEPA filters, be sure to install them with the help of your local HVAC pro, as the tighter weave of these filters can strain your system when necessary system adjustments are not made.
Keeping humidity levels in the 30-50% range keeps moisture-loving allergens such as mold and dust mites under control. Adding a whole house dehumidifier is an easy way to accomplish this. Set it and forget it, easily controlling humidity levels throughout your home via this HVAC system add-on.
Eliminate airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and other microorganisms with a UV light air purifier.
Cigarette smokes contain over 4,000 chemicals. Leaving cigarettes and smoke outside is perhaps the single most important thing you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
The synthetic fragrances in lemon polish, piney cleaners, and laundry products may make you think of cleanliness, but these products emit dozens of dangerous chemicals and VOCs into the air that are detrimental to your health. Opt for naturally safe and effective cleaners like baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice instead, or choose fragrance free or naturally scented products.
Open up your windows occasionally, letting in fresh air and releasing toxic chemicals in your home. Bring a bit of nature indoors, decorating your home with ferns, aloe, and spider plants, which naturally clean the air, absorbing chemical pollutants.
Improve the air quality in your home. Breathe easy with the help of H & H Heating & Air Conditioning today.