3 Ways To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality In The Summer
by Melissa Stevens on Jul 21, 2022
Summertime is here! It’s the perfect time to make small changes to improve your indoor air quality.
During the summer, many of us will be spending as much time as possible soaking in the warm sun, whereas others will opt to spend their time indoors to stay cool. Either way, improving indoor air quality is always a good idea. Here are 3 of the most helpful tips to improve your IAQ this summer.
- Take Your Shoes Off
When indoors, go shoeless or wear a pair of slippers. Many contaminants are tracked into your home through your shoes. Take them off and leave them outside to reduce pollutants in your home.
- Leave Cigarettes Outside
As you may already know, it's never a good idea to smoke cigarettes indoors. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals that can pollute your indoor air. Leaving cigarettes and smoking outside is perhaps the most important thing you can do to improve the indoor air quality in your home.
- Consider UV Lighting
During the summer months, your A/C unit is constantly working to keep your home cool and comfortable, which means your ductwork is continuously cold and collecting moisture. A UV light will kill the mold and bacteria that thrive in cool and damp environments. This is an effective and straightforward solution to reducing allergens in your home this summer.