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How to Improve Your IAQ This Summer

Indoor Air Quality

Your home’s indoor air quality can begin deteriorating as the heat and humidity of Carrollton’s summer weather starts moving in. This can lead to a number of highly unpleasant symptoms as the level of allergens and other pollutants rise. If breathability issues become the norm in your home as the weather warms up, don’t wait. Begin implementing the following remedies right away to help get everyone breathing easier again:

Keep Your Air Filter Clean

As often as we say it, it always bears repeating: Regular filter changes or cleanings are absolutely essential — not only for keeping your system running optimally but also for protecting the air your family breathes. A dirty air filter delivers a double whammy: It compromises your HVAC system’s ability to do the job it was designed to do, while negatively impacting the respiratory systems of everyone who enters your home. Make your home a safe breathing zone by committing to regular air filter changes.

Control Indoor Humidity

Keeping humidity in check is another key way to ensure the breathability of the air inside your home, as excess humidity can be a chief contributor to poor indoor air quality. Your air conditioner is designed to remove excess humidity from the air. Making sure your AC system is kept well-maintained through regular annual AC tune-ups will help that system do its job better. If your humidity problem is extreme, consider investing in a whole-house or portable dehumidifier.

Purify the Air Inside Your Home

Using the right IAQ technology can be the tipping point in optimizing the condition of your indoor air, making it safer and healthier for you and your family. Whether your air quality issues would be better addressed through a stand-alone air cleaner or air purification system or through the installation of a UV lamp to deliver the internal purification that sanitizes your system’s evaporator coil, the end result should be cleaner, healthier air for all who enter your home.

If you need help deciding which IAQ solution would be best for your Carrollton area home, call Lex Air Conditioning & Heating at (972) 217-8955. Our indoor air quality experts would be happy to help.

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