Summertime is approaching quickly. For homeowners in Ocala, Florida, that means lush vegetation in bloom and lots of humidity. Keeping your family cool and comfortable is essential. If you’re like many Americans who suffer from a respiratory condition, whether it’s allergies or asthma, your indoor air quality is just as important. Microscopic contaminants are always ready to take residence in your home. But there are a few things you can do to fight back. Here are three ways how Florida homeowners can improve indoor air quality:
Check Your Envelope Seal
Check around all your vents, windows, doors and any outdoor access points for leaks. Not only do leaks allow your cool air to escape but they also let in outdoor air. Having a HEPA filter on your cooling system does nothing if you’re letting in particulate matter from outside.
Change Your Air Filter
Now’s a good idea to change your return air filter. Your return air vents are usually in a garage, closet, or another area that doesn’t get much use. If your air filter is dirty, it’s likely letting pollen, dust, and biological particles circulate throughout the rest of your home.
Consider a Dehumidifier
One of the most significant problems with indoor air quality in Florida is high humidity. Not only does high humidity make you uncomfortable but the excess moisture encourages biological growth. The average relative humidity in the summer can reach 90 percent or more. If the air in your home feels humid, consider a dehumidifier to keep your home in a reasonable range between 40 and 60.
We all love our air conditioners, but we shouldn’t sacrifice respiratory health just to feel more comfortable. Call the friendly professionals at Sun Kool Air Conditioning today at 877-962-2120 to schedule a consultation. We’ll find a solution that will keep you breathing easier.
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