The indoor air in your Eastman, GA, home could be more polluted than the outdoor air. You spend a lot of time inside, especially from May through October, when more than 25% of the days have humidity levels higher than 90%. It’s important to learn ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality during summer.

Change the AC Filter

The air handler’s filter captures dirt, dust, pollen and other particles. After a couple of months of use, the filter’s pores get clogged, and it can no longer trap any additional particles. Replacing the filter every 90 days reduces the amount of particles floating in your home’s air.

Add More Ventilation

Poor ventilation allows particles, odors and toxic gases to build up in your home. Always use exhaust fans when cleaning or cooking, and consider using the fan-only function of your air conditioner when you don’t need its cooling functions. Consider installing a whole-house fan, such as an attic fan, to increase your home’s ventilation.

Fix Plumbing Leaks

A slow plumbing leak could fuel microbial growth in your home. Microbial prefers a dark, damp and warm area to grow, and your home’s bathroom or kitchen sink cabinets, laundry room or showers are a prime location for it. Microbial contributes to poor indoor air quality.

Use a Dehumidifier

Consider a whole-house dehumidifier. It works with your air conditioner to maintain a comfortable humidity level in your home. Controlling the humidity will lower the chance that microbial will grow in your house.

Consider an Air Purifier

Air purifiers work with your air conditioning system. They sanitize the conditioned air before it reaches your living space. Air purifiers may use ozone, an electrostatic filter or UV-C energy to inactivate bacteria and viruses and remove odors.

Improving your home’s air quality helps you and your family stay healthy and comfortable. Call Pruett Air Conditioning today for more information about our indoor air quality services.

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