Although it’s August and temperatures will soon start to cool off in Savannah, GA, and the surrounding areas, you should never take your indoor air quality for granted. This is especially true during the summer when heat and humidity are at their highest.
To keep your IAQ in check throughout the summer and into the fall, make sure to perform the following.
Ensure Your Home is Properly Ventilated
According to the Guide to Home Ventilation released by the U.S. Department of Energy, there are three types of ventilation: natural, spot and whole-house. Each type entails circulating the stale air out and replacing it with fresh air. To avoid the buildup of moisture, which can lead to mold growth and health risks, make sure you:
- Stop air and water leaks right away
- Ventilate any necessary indoor moisture thoroughly
- Maintain your roof and all other surfaces that come in contact with moisture
Invest in a State-of-the-Art Air Purifier
There are many air purifiers on the market today that do a great job of protecting you and your loved ones from harmful bacteria, viruses, allergens, mold spores, and other pollutants. Although you might have to deal with the upfront costs of buying one, the long term health and financial benefits are worth it.
Talk With an Indoor Air Quality Expert
Putting your family’s health in harm’s way inside your own home might not seem possible, but if you ignore its indoor air quality, that’s exactly what you’re doing. While there are numerous strategies and technologies available to help you take control of your home’s IAQ, it’s best to first consult with an HVAC professional who can pinpoint your weak spots and help strengthen your defenses against dirty pollutants.
For more information about how you can clean the air inside your home and improve your family’s health, read on about how important it is to change your air filter or contact our Claxton office at (843) 242-0855 .