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Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Summer

Published by Luke Weiden

Many homeowners embrace the summer warmth with open windows. While this can feel great, it can unfortunately invite allergens like pollen, mold, and other airborne irritants into the home. These allergens can significantly affect your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), and your health and comfort by extension. Fortunately, there are indoor air quality solutions that can help you create a fresh, clean living environment free of seasonal allergies.

Upgrade Your Air Filters

One of the simplest yet most effective steps you can take is to upgrade your HVAC system’s air filters.

High-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can trap particles as small as 0.3 microns, reducing the presence of allergens in your home.

Regular HVAC Maintenance

Scheduling professional HVAC maintenance service early in the summertime ensures that your system is clean, functional, and efficient.

HVAC experts will inspect your system, conduct air quality tests, perform necessary cleanings, and recommend any upgrades or repairs to address poor indoor air quality.

Use Air Purifiers

Portable air purifiers work by circulating the air in a single room through filters that remove contaminants and allergens. These air purification systems function separately from your main HVAC system.

Consider placing portable air purifiers in bedrooms and high-traffic areas of your home to eliminate indoor air pollution and create the cleanest possible breathing environment.

For a more comprehensive solution, consider a RME-HALO Whole Home In-Duct Purifier or something similar.

Control Humidity Levels

Summer weather can bring about increased humidity, which exacerbates mold growth. Using dehumidifiers can help maintain optimal indoor humidity levels (between 30-50%), preventing mold growth and making your home more comfortable.

Ensure Proper Ventilation

Good ventilation is crucial for maintaining high IAQ. Utilize exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to expel humid air and pollutants. On days when pollen counts are lower, open windows to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home.

Clean Regularly

Regular dusting, vacuuming with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner, and washing bedding in hot water weekly can significantly reduce the presence of allergens in your home. Pay special attention to areas where dust and debris might accumulate like rugs, upholstered furniture, and curtains.

Contact Deljo Heating & Cooling for Indoor Air Quality Services

Deljo Heating & Cooling is here to assist with all your HVAC needs, from AC maintenance to indoor air quality solutions to ensure your home remains a haven of clean air and tranquility year-round. Contact Deljo Heating & Cooling today and take the first step towards improving your indoor air quality.