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Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Spoil Your Summer

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As July temperatures soar, there’s more than just heat to think about. Let’s explore how indoor air quality affects your summer comfort and what you can do to ensure your comfort.

For one thing, air quality is usually WORSE in summer than in any other season.
Wait a minute, what?

Why is air quality worse in summer?

Simply put, summer heat acts like a giant oven. The sun’s intense rays cook up a chemical soup in the air, creating more ground-level ozone and trapping other pollutants. This mix can make breathing a chore, and the effects of the heat aren’t limited to the outdoors.  Your home is affected as well.

Signs of poor indoor air quality

Feeling stuffy? It might not just be the heat. Here are some signs your indoor air quality might be suffering:

  1. Excessive dust
  2. Musty or stale odors
  3. Increased allergy symptoms
  4. Headaches or dizziness
  5. Difficulty breathing

How poor indoor air quality affects your summer

Uncomfortable humidity – Your AC doesn’t just cool the air, it helps control humidity too. When it’s not working efficiently, you might find yourself in a home that feels more like a sauna. High humidity can make your space feel warmer than it is and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew.

Higher energy bills – Poor Indoor Air Quality often means your AC system is working overtime. This can lead to higher energy bills as your system struggles to maintain a comfortable temperature.

Health issues – Pollutants trapped in your home can trigger allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems. In the summer heat, these issues can feel even more intense.

Restless nights – Ever toss and turn on a hot summer night? Poor Indoor Air Quality can make it harder for your AC to cool your bedroom effectively, leading to disrupted sleep.

What you can do

Regular AC maintenance – Schedule an AC system check-up with Weather Master. Our technicians can ensure your system is clean and running efficiently, helping to improve your Indoor Air Quality.

Change your filters – Don’t forget this simple but crucial task. Clean filters can significantly improve your air quality and help your system run more efficiently.

Control humidity – Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens and consider a whole-home dehumidifier if humidity is a persistent problem.

Ventilate – When outdoor air quality is good, open your windows to let fresh air circulate. Just be sure to do this during cooler parts of the day.

Consider an air purifier

For an extra boost in air quality, think about adding an air purifier to your home. These devices can help remove pollutants and allergens from your indoor air.

One such product is the Lennox PureAir air purification system. This isn’t your average air filtration system – it’s like a superhero for your home’s air. It catches over 99% of the virus that causes COVID-10 from the air as well as even smaller viruses, bacteria, and fungal spores. And unlike some purifiers that might irritate your lungs, the PureAir doesn’t produce any lung-irritating ozone. In fact, it actually removes ozone already in your home. Plus, it’s designed to work efficiently without making your AC system work harder. With PureAir, you’re not just cooling your home – you’re creating a clean oasis from the summer heat.

Weather Master is here to help

Remember, good Indoor Air Quality isn’t just about comfort – it’s about health too. With our Lennox PureAir system, you can enjoy hospital-grade air purification right in your Raleigh area home. So take a deep breath, give us a call, and let’s make sure your indoor air is as refreshing as a cool summer breeze. Contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910!

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