When the worst of the summer heat hits, most people opt to stay indoors in the comfort of their air-conditioned home. While your home’s air conditioning system may help you forget that it is 100 degrees outside, you may be exposing your family to high levels of indoor air pollutants. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in many homes contains more pollutants than outdoor air. The following tips will help you and your family breathe easier as you cool down.
Air Conditioners Affect Indoor Air Quality
Most air conditioning systems recirculate air to save energy. As the air gets recirculated, so do the contaminants. While not maintaining your air conditioning unit can properly inevitably leads to needing costly AC repair service, it can also have a huge impact on the quality of the air inside your home. For example, dirty or clogged filters or ducts can restrict airflow and allow the accumulated allergens and other irritants to enter and circulate inside your home. Byproducts from gas appliances, pets, and volatile organic compounds produced by common household cleaning products can also affect indoor air quality and cause reactions in individuals with respiratory conditions.
Testing Your Indoor Air Quality
The easiest and most affordable way to test the air quality in your home is to purchase an air quality testing kit online or at your nearest hardware or home improvement store. Today’s kits are much more accurate than earlier versions and can alert you to the issues most affecting your indoor air quality.
Tips To Improve The Air Quality In Your Home
There are steps that you can take today to reduce the number of pollutants in your home that don’t require a lot of money:
Better Indoor Air Quality With Swan
Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver, provides homeowners with professional solutions to indoor air quality problems.
To find out more about how Swan Plumbing, Heating & Air of Denver can help you improve the air quality in your home, please visit their website or give them a call.