Indoor air quality is a huge issue during the spring and summer because of humidity levels and constant exposure to the outdoors. Being outside is a vital part of summer, but when you head indoors, you don’t want to bring those allergens in with you. To combat them, use these indoor air quality tips from AAA Service.
Healthy Humidity Levels
Dust mites, mold, and other allergens love to hang around in areas where there is high moisture concentration. You don’t want your home to be their gathering place so we would recommend keeping your home’s humidity between 30 – 50 percent.
If you have a problem with bathroom moisture or humidity in your home, try investing in a dehumidifier this summer and see how you like it. The combination of a good dehumidifier and air conditioner can keep humidity reasonable in your home and cut down on pollen count.
Yes, you heard that right, air conditioners with clean filters are actually going to improve your indoor air quality!
Air conditioners circulate cool air throughout your home, so a dirty air conditioner is going to circulate dirty air–yuck! The filter component of your conditioner is the last line of defense between your A/C and the air in your home.
A good filter is going to catch those little dust mites and allergens, but after a while, it will have nowhere else to put them. When this time comes you need to change out that dusty old filter for a new one to keep the fresh breeze coming.
Fragrance cleaners, sprays, and air fresheners are actually terrible for your indoor air quality.
In a recent study, a plug-in air freshener was found to emit 20 different volatile organic compounds (VOC), including toxins that are outlawed by the U.S FDA.
The composition of these fragrances does not have to be listed because it is considered a ‘trade secret,’ and not public information. Try using candles or natural fragrances instead to maintain healthy air quality!
Speaking of summer, it looks like it’s right around the corner and we want to help you prepare, Denver! We provide excellent air conditioning services for both residential and commercial clients throughout the area.
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