Monday, July 18th, 2016 at 11:00 am
During the summer, your number one concern for your home is probably staying cool. That's all well and good, but it's not the only factor you should be considering. Indoor air quality has a substantial effect on both your health and comfort. So, you should put just as much effort into keeping your indoor air quality high as you do on keeping your home cool. Let's take a look at some of the ways you can maintain your indoor air quality this summer.
One of the side effects of using an air conditioner is that it dries out the air in your home. As the air is cooled past the dew point, condensate forms on the coil and drains out of the system. This isn't enough to drop the humidity levels too low, but extended use can eventually become problematic. If you want to continue running your air conditioner without the loss of humidity, consider installing a whole-house humidifier to compensate.
Closing all of your windows and doors will help your air conditioner maintain a cool indoor climate. However, it will also cut off the flow of fresh air into the home. This traps airborne contaminants in the home, increasing the likelihood that you will suffer ill effects from exposure to them. If you want to counteract this problem, it's a good idea to install an air purifier to help keep your indoor air clean. There are a great many different kinds of air purifiers available on the market. You should consult with a professional to find the best one for your needs.
American Heating & Cooling offers a full range of indoor air quality services throughout Pikeville, KY. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our indoor air quality experts.