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3 Ways to Say Goodbye to Airborne Pollutants This Summer

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Improving your indoor air quality can be as easy as 1-2-3.

Summer is the height of allergy season, and with it comes compromised indoor air quality. What can you do when you’re still sneezing after you get inside? Take a look at three ways to say goodbye to those pesky airborne pollutants this summer:

#1: Don’t Neglect Your Air Filter

Your air filter is the doorway to your air conditioning system. What goes in can also come out if your filter is dirty. Changing the air filter is the easiest way to help keep your indoor air clean. The filter traps pollutants, including allergens, and prevents them from getting pulled into your HVAC. Not only does this help protect the cooling system from those pollutants, but it also keeps those pollutants from recirculating throughout your home.

#2: Invest in Air Filtration

A good air filtration system will trap up to 98% of airborne pollutants and keep them from blowing around in your house and irritating your sinuses, eyes, skin, and respiratory system. Some of the things that could be floating around your home without you even knowing include mold, bacteria, pet dander, pollen, smoke, and household chemicals. Getting rid of these with a filtration system can help you breathe easier and feel better.

#3: Humidity Control

Air that is very humid is going to hold onto pollution more readily than air that is less humid. A dehumidifier in the summer can keep your indoor relative humidity in check and help reduce the pollutant levels.

No one wants to breathe polluted air, especially in your own home. To say goodbye to airborne pollutants and improve your indoor air quality, reach out to the pros at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.