Air conditioning is probably going to be a priority for you over the next few weeks, but it shouldn’t be the only priority. You should also take steps to make sure that your indoor air quality is as high as possible. High indoor air quality will ensure that you remain as healthy and comfortable as possible during the summer season. The best way to improve your indoor air quality is to take some (or all) of the following steps.
INSTALL AN AIR PURIFIER OR FILTER
Indoor air quality tends to suffer in many homes because of the microscopic contaminants often found in the average home’s air supply. These contaminants contain particles like dust, pollen, dander, mold spores, viruses, bacteria, etc. Exposure to these kinds of contaminants can cause all kinds of issues over time, including allergy attacks and increased flu infections. If you want to prevent these kinds of issues from happening, the best thing you can do is install an air purifier or filter. These are systems designed to remove airborne contaminants from your home’s air, improving your air quality in the process. Consult with a professional to determine which air purifier system would work best for you.
INSTALL A HUMIDIFIER OR DEHUMIDIFIER
Chronic humidity issues can cause all sorts of problems elsewhere in the home. High humidity can make it harder for your body to keep cool, and increase mold growth elsewhere in the home. Low humidity can weaken your body’s defenses against disease, and make your home itself more brittle. Correct these issues by installing a humidity control system in your home, either a humidifier or dehumidifier depending on your needs.