Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a concern all year, but the concerns change in your Savannah, Georgia, home during the summer. Although people tend to spend more time outdoors during the summer, the air quality inside the home is still an issue because of the temperature change.
Air Filter Concerns
During the summer, your HVAC unit has to work overtime to keep your home cool. While your system is running, your air filters work to sift dust, other unwanted debris in your air. It’s important to clean or change your air filters regularly during the summer to make sure they don’t get clogged. Congested air filters force your system to work harder and push clean air through all that collected grime before being blown back into your home.
High Humidity Effects
High humidity levels in your home can have negative health effects and reduce your air quality. If the humidity level is too high, it encourages mold growth in your home. Mold can cause all sorts of health issues — including sinus congestion, respiratory issues, and sneezing. High humidity can also cause sleeping issues and encourage dust mites in your home. Make sure you ventilate rooms that tend to have added moisture, such as the basement, kitchen, and bathroom. You may also consider investing in a dehumidifier in your home as well.
If you have pets, most will inevitably shed during the hot summer. Pet hair and dander around your home can actually affect your IAQ and trigger allergy-like symptoms even if your family is not allergic to your pet. Dust mites in your home are also common in the summer and can provoke allergies. Make sure you sweep your home regularly and dust with a wet rag. Have your pets groomed or brush them regularly — especially during the summer.
If you have concerns about your indoor air quality, we are the people to call. Call Dyess Air at (843) 242-0855 to schedule an appointment with a professional indoor air quality specialist.