During the summer months, things like mold spores and moisture can contaminate the indoor air quality in your home. The hot temperatures do not allow for pollutants to be cleared from the outdoor air. The pollen count is typically much higher during the summer months as well.
Indoor air quality is a real concern for many people, but especially those with allergies or respiratory sensitivities and illness. Here are some ways that you can improve the indoor air quality in your home:
- Keeping all areas in your home clean and free from moistures is your number one line of defense against indoor air pollution. Moisture encourages mold growth, and mold spores can be very damaging to the respiratory airways of you and your family members. Keep the moisture level in your home at a minimum to prevent any respiratory irritation.
- During the summer months it is important to keep the curtains, blinds, and shades closed on the windows that are facing the sun to prevent the house from heating up. The heat inside of your home will encourage mold growth and makes it more difficult to clear the pollutants from the outdoor air before it comes inside. Not to mention, a hot house will require the air conditioner to run more, which can stir up pollutants if the filter is not cleaned regularly.
- Proper air ventilation is essential to keeping indoor air quality high. Making sure that your filters are cleaned and your vents are free of debris and obstruction is crucial to proper ventilation. This also helps to keep the moisture level in your home at a minimum
- Installing whole house air filtering systems is a great way to ensure the indoor air quality in your home is high-quality. These systems are easy to use and relatively inexpensive, the long-term benefits is substantial.
If you, or someone that lives in your home, has any kind of environmental sensitivity to pollutants, mold spores, or other allergens, make sure to follow these tips to keep your indoor air quality high, and the members of your household comfortable.