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How to Maintain Indoor Air Quality This Summer

Staying cool is on everyone’s mind during the summer, but it’s not the only thing you should be concerned with. Indoor air quality has a big impact on your comfort and health. Unfortunately, it tends to degrade during the summer thanks to certain changes in behavior. Let’s take a look at how you can maintain your indoor air quality this summer.

Install an Air Purifier

When the day starts to get really hot, many people tend to shut all of their doors and windows before cranking the air conditioner. This is all well and good for short periods of time. Sealing off your home from the air outside for long periods of time has consequences, though. First, cutting off the air flow into your home tends to trap contaminants inside. Breathing in those contaminants for a long period of time can cause all kinds of issues, from allergy attacks to the flu. It’s a good idea to install an air purifier this summer, to help remove airborne contaminants and improve your air quality.

Install a Humidifier

Air conditioners tend to dry out the air that passes through them, as they cool it past the dew point. If used for shorter periods of time, this isn’t really noticeable. If used for an extended period of time, though, it can lower the humidity level far below what it should be. Low humidity can cause your skin to dry out and crack, making it easier for you to be infected by germs. By installing a humidifier in your home, you can maintain a healthy humidity level and keep using your air conditioner at the same time.

Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers a full range of indoor air quality services throughout Baltimore, MD. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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