Is Indoor Air Quality Worse In The Summer?
Summer – for some, it’s the best time of the year. Days are longer. We’re a little more relaxed, ready to head out and have some fun.
While we tend to spend more time outside enjoying the fresh air, did you know that it’s also the worst season for indoor air quality?
Hot days mean high temperatures. Many would describe it as stifling. And if you can’t get the proper airflow into the rooms in your home, it means the indoor air pollutants settle in and take hold. Moisture builds. Biological growth can take hold. And before you know it, your health is in jeopardy.
That’s why people with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases may feel more symptoms in the summer. What should you do to make your indoor air quality safer and more comfortable?
Watch more than the weather. If it’s a high pollutant day, be sure to keep your doors and windows closed. On nice, breezy days, open them up and bring clean air indoors.
When storms build, the air grows more humid. Humidity only exacerbates asthma symptoms and encourages biological growth. These are the days to keep your doors and windows closed.
Good ventilation is the best way to improve your indoor air quality. It starts with replacing your air filters on a regular basis. A clean ventilation system is also necessary. If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, now may be the time.
Weatherizing your home should also be high on your list. When is the last time you performed an energy audit to determine where your weak points are? This will allow you to see where even small improvements can make a big difference in the comfort and functionality of your home.
How safe is the air quality inside your home? Is it time for a change?