Spring is a time for outdoor fun with family and friends. But it can also cause indoor air quality issues in your Tar Heel, North Carolina, home. Fortunately, there are things you can do to maintain good indoor air quality.
Change Your Air Filters Regularly
The warmer temperatures of spring can cause a couple of changes that can wreak havoc on allergies and asthma. For starters, spring brings beautiful floral blooms but excessive amounts of pollen. Plus, the warmer temperatures cause dogs and cats to shed more than usual, leaving dander and hair throughout your house.
One easy thing you can do is change your air conditioner’s filter regularly. We recommend you change your air filter once a month, but during the spring and summer, you may want to check it more often. Changing your air filters once a month will help filter all of that dander and pollen out of the air. As a result, it’ll help you to maintain good indoor air quality.
Take Spring Cleaning Seriously
Spring is the perfect time to give your home a deep cleaning. Dust buildup in the home can adversely affect indoor air quality (IAQ) and can clog your air filters, making it harder for them to pick up other harmful particulates. You can also encourage members of your household to keep their shoes on the porch before coming in to avoid tracking pollen, grass clippings or other things that could negatively affect IAQ.
Use a Dehumidifier
Spring and summer bring rain and humidity in Tar Heel, which can affect your IAQ. Too much humidity in your home increases levels of biological growth that can trigger asthma attacks and increase the chance of getting an upper respiratory infection. Consider using a dehumidifier for certain areas of your home. Or invest in a whole-home dehumidifier to ensure great IAQ throughout your entire house.
Spring is also the perfect time to perform HVAC maintenance so that your unit can keep up with the season. We can help with all your air conditioning needs. Contact Bass Air Conditioning Company by calling 910-778-1536.
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