Aug 14 2015

When it comes to cleaning your home’s air and improving your family’s health, it’s never too late. Although the hot and humid summer of Columbus, Georgia, will come to an end in a few weeks — some of us hope — indoor air quality should continue to be a focus heading into the fall. If you haven’t given it a thought, now’s the time to get your IAQ in check!

Start With IAQ Basics

Believe it or not, you have more control than you might think in keeping your home’s moisture and pollutant levels low. First and foremost, remember to change your air filter at least once per month during the summer. This helps your air conditioner run more efficiently, filtering warm and stale air out while replacing it with cool and fresh air.

Another aspect of IAQ that you control is your home’s indoor ventilation. The three areas to focus on when doing so include the kitchen, the bathrooms, and the laundry. This is where most of your home’s moisture and odors will build. Exhaust fans should be used early and often!

Consider Investing in Modern Technologies

Fortunately for your family, there are many modern technologies available to help you eliminate hazardous particles and harmful pollutants from your home. This includes:

  • Air Purifiers. Help kill up to 99 percent of the airborne pathogens in your home.
  • Dehumidifiers. Help take excess moisture out of your home’s environment.
  • Ventilators. Help freshen your home’s air and, as a result, your lungs.

Consult With an HVAC Professional

Although there are plenty of preventative measures you can take to protect your home against pathogens, it’s always best to talk with an HVAC professional. A thorough IAQ assessment will help you identify your home’s weak spots and provide you with a plan to free it from invisible dangers to your health.

For more information about improving your home’s indoor air quality, check out these tips for preparing your AC for summer or contact us at 706-561-6718.