3 Tips To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer
by Melissa Stevens on Jul 09, 2021
Summer is here, and with it comes a unique set of indoor air quality challenges! Continue reading to find out how to significantly improve your indoor air quality this summer!
While many of us will be spending as much time as possible outside to soak in the warm sun after a long winter, others will opt to spend their time inside to beat the heat. For those times where you’re indoors, you want the air you’re breathing to be as clean and healthy as possible. Here are 3 of the most helpful tips to improve your indoor air quality this summer.
1. Watch Humidity Levels
If you don’t have a dehumidifier already, it may be time to invest in one. During the hot and humid summer months, pests and allergens thrive in the humidity. Dust mites are a frequent trigger for allergies and asthma, and they love the humidity. Investing in a dehumidifier can help control dust mites and other allergens from developing.
2. Consider UV Lighting
During the summer months, A/C units are constantly working to keep your home cool and comfortable, but that means your ductwork is working overtime collecting dust, debris, and mold-causing moisture. A UV light will kill the mold and bacteria that thrive in cool, moist ductwork. This is an effective and simple solution to diminishing allergens in your home this summer.
3. Change Your Air Filter Regularly
Your air filter has the crucial job of acting as a barrier between you and exposure to harmful indoor air pollutants. It's important to replace your standard air filter at least once every three months, as you would be surprised how quickly it can become clogged when exposed to allergens and bacteria, especially during the summer months. If you have an EnviroAire IAQ 5” Media Air Cleaner, you’ll only have to replace it once a year.