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Improving Indoor Air Quality in the Summer

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Remember last winter when we shared our blog called Improve Air Quality During the Winter Months? We were inspired to write that blog during the cold days of winter, when everyone was cooped up inside, living with all of the indoor air pollutants that are trapped in the home, office, gym, and school.

Well, we have news for you — indoor air quality is not so hot in the summer either. If you think about it, it makes sense. It is just like winter, except flip the script…it is hot. Once the temperature outside starts to rise, we shut our doors and windows to stay comfortable, just like winter, but instead turn on the AC.

While winter is cold and dry, summer brings a bit of a twist. Summers in Minnesota tend to be hot and humid. Our 10,000+ lakes are to thank for our summer humidity. When humidity gets trapped in our homes, it promotes the growth of bacteria and mold, which is not good.

What can you do to improve the air quality in your home during the hot and humid days of summer? Oh, let us tell you the ways.

Upgrade Your AC

Was your current AC system installed during the Reagan Administration? Ok, so maybe it isn’t that old, but you get it. Upgrading an old air conditioner with a high efficiency system offers many benefits to homeowners, such as improved air quality, humidity control, and reduced utility costs.

Reduce Humidity

A great way to reduce indoor humidity is to have a whole-home dehumidifier installed in your home, which can be an add-on to your current system. A de-humidifier controls the level of humidity in your home, reducing excess moisture in the air, which is helpful in controlling asthma and allergies.

Keep it Clean

Replace air filters on a regular basis. Keeping air filters clean helps keep indoor air clean. If you have a dirty air filter, the air pushing through your system will be redistributing that dirt and dust through your vents.

Let it Flow

Installing an air exchanger in your home helps produce fresh air and proper ventilation, reducing dust, excess humidity, and indoor air pollutants.

Suck it Up

Vacuuming carpets, rugs, pillows, mattresses, upholstery, and drapes on a regular basis is helpful in the battle against indoor air pollutants.

Let Heating & Cooling Two help you improve the indoor air quality in your home. For questions or concerns regarding indoor air quality or issues with your current cooling system, give us a call at Heating & Cooling Two at 763-428-3677. We offer free estimates and evaluations to determine the best course of action.