Spring Is In The Air: Maintaining Indoor Air Quality
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, “Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.”
And as the spring season rolls in, so, too, do all of the allergens that can make you sniffle, sneeze, and battle your asthma.
So, what exactly can you do to ensure that you’re maintaining a healthy standard of indoor air quality? Here are our suggestions:
Regularly Clean Your Duct and Ventilation Systems
One of the most effective ways of maintaining indoor air quality is to start fresh and take whatever dust or pollutants might already be present out of circulation. Before the spring season progresses too far, you’ll want to invest in cleaning out your ventilation system, as well as your ducts. According to the National Air Duct Cleaners Association, dander, dust, and other pollutants are pulled into your HVAC system, circulated 5 to 7 times a day on average, and then become clogged in your ductwork. Cleaning those systems out regularly is key in maintaining your home’s air quality balance.
Invest In A Dehumidifier
You might not be able to control the Florida humidity outside, but the good news is that you can control the humidity in your home. When there’s too much moisture indoors, bacteria and mold are likely to grow in areas that are hidden from view, and then those particles are circulated throughout your AC system. Especially as we move from a “hot” spring to a “sweltering” summer, you’ll want to cut down on the humidity that creeps through all of the spots in your home that are in need of sealing… and a dehumidifier will help you do just that.
Schedule Your Home’s Regular HVAC Check-Up
The U.S. Department of Energy has reported that poor indoor air quality costs businesses up to $168 billion annually — but imagine what that might mean for your family’s wallet. If indoor air quality is a primary concern for you, one of the best moves you can make is to call your local professional to perform an air quality test and diagnose any preexisting HVAC problems you might otherwise be unaware of. Not only will this ensure that your home is checked through thoroughly, but you’ll know you’re walking away with a solid, long-term plan.
If you’re ready to tackle your home’s indoor air quality, call Bold City Heating and Air today to schedule an appointment! We’re here to keep your family healthy, your home safe, and to make sure you experience the bold difference, no matter the season.