Keeping cool isn’t the only thing you need to worry about during the summer season. Indoor air quality plays a big part in determining your overall health and comfort all year round. During the summer, though, many people inadvertently take steps to actually reduce their indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to keep your indoor air quality high this summer.
Don’t Overuse Your Air Conditioner
The standard M.O. for most people during the summer is to shut all of their doors and windows before blasting their AC for hours at a time. This keeps your home cool, but it has a number of other consequences. First and foremost, it dries out your home’s air. Air conditioners have a minor dehumidifying effect on the air that passes through them. This isn’t normally a problem, but when the same air is recycled and dehumidified for hours at a time it can drop to very low humidity levels. This will weaken your body’s defenses against infection by causing your skin to crack.
Open a Window or Two
Eliminating fresh air flow into your home tends to trap airborne contaminants inside. Some of these contaminants include dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, viruses, and bacteria. Inhaling these contaminants for a long enough period of time can cause a wide range of problems, from allergy attacks, to the flu, to asthma. In order to lower the amount of contaminants in your indoor air, make sure that you let some fresh air flow through your home every once in a while.
Saddleback Pluming offers a full range of indoor air quality services throughout Laguna Hills, CA. If you need indoor air quality services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our qualified technicians.