When the real heat of the summer season sets in, your concern may be placed first and foremost on temperature control. We get it. Summers are notoriously hot and humid around here. Just keep in mind, however, that maintaining comfortable temperatures alone is not enough to guarantee that you are living in the comfort that you deserve—and it is certainly not enough to guarantee that you are living in a healthful environment. That’s where indoor air quality (IAQ) comes in.
If the air quality in your home is not of the high caliber that you deserve, then you really need to address that situation. The good news is that, in addition to our outstanding HVAC services in Chapel Hill, our team also provides exceptional indoor air quality services throughout the area. Be sure to reach out to a member of our team if you think that your indoor air quality is not all that it can be. After all, we’re talking about the air that surrounds you and your family, and that you breathe into your bodies! If that’s not a high priority resource, we don’t know what is!
What Can Contribute to Low Indoor Air Quality?
A lot of factors, unfortunately. Maintaining great indoor air quality can really be a struggle regardless of the time of the year. However, spring and summer also see the introduction of a lot of allergens into the air. When that starts to happen, indoor air quality can really start to take a dip in your home. Add to this the fact that we tend to seal our homes up in the summer in order to protect efficiency and comfort as we run our air conditioners, and you can see the trials and tribulations that indoor air quality can suffer.
Another major contributor to low indoor air quality is one that manifests from within your home itself. We’re talking about duct leaks. If you use a central air conditioning system with ductwork to distribute cooled air throughout your home during the hot summer season, then leaky air ducts are a major concern. They drag down energy efficiency and can really decimate your indoor air quality, as they pull pollutants in from unused spaces in your home and then redistribute them throughout the house.
But What Can I Do About It?
Don’t let all of this information get you down. Yes, there is a lot that can negatively affect your indoor air quality. However, there are a lot of options for improving upon the conditions in your home, too. You can count on our IAQ professionals to help determine which system(s) best suit your needs.
If you’re dealing with airborne pollutants like dust and dirt, and that seems to be where the problem ends, then an air filtration system or an electronic air cleaner will suffice. If you’re also concerned about biological pollutants, meaning germs and bacteria, for instance, then adding UV germicidal lights into the mix is a good idea. We can even seal or replace those leaky ducts to improve indoor air quality and your energy efficiency, too!