As outdoor temperatures hit their peak, many escape the blistering rays by keeping cool indoors. With the additional time spent inside, it’s important to take a look at the quality of your indoor air. Studies show that indoor air can be more than twice as polluted as the air outside. Avoid this problem by taking the following precautions:
- Strive for proper ventilation. Opening windows and doors to let in outdoor air can be an important step toward acquiring top-notch indoor air quality. Another way to improve the ventilation in your home is to use localized fans in rooms that experience heat build-up, such as your bathroom or kitchen. Whole-home ventilation systems are also available in new homes.
- Control sources of pollution in your home. Both household appliances and cleaning products, or other chemicals, can create emissions that accumulate and release toxins out into the air. Have your appliances serviced regularly and be sure to keep track of the amount of cleaners you use in order to limit pollutants.
- Research air filtration systems. You can go as small as a tabletop model and as big as a whole-home system. Their job is to limit the amount of irritants, like pollen or dust, in your home. Depending on the system you select, efficiency will vary.
Not only do air cleaners help to filter out pollutants, but they can also help relieve allergy and asthma symptoms. Our top priority at Gulf Coast Air Systems is to keep you and your family happy and healthy. If you’re having problems with your indoor air quality, contact us today!