Home Off Beat Infographic: How to BREATHE EASY IN SUMMER

Infographic: How to BREATHE EASY IN SUMMER

by DrPrem Jagyasi

When it’s humid outside, all you want is relief from the heat, but low-quality air conditioners can increase the number of pollutants in the air and lower indoor air quality. It’s impossible getting rid of these pollutants when your home is closed up tight to keep the hot air out and the cool air in. So how do you keep air quality high and still stay cool during hot Texas summers? The following infographic originally appeared on malekservice.com and gives some tips for improving your home’s indoor air quality to keep you and your family healthy.

There are many things that can cause the air quality in just about every room of your house to suffer. Cleaning agents can contain harsh and harmful chemicals, mold thrives in damp conditions, and leaky ducts can draw in dust mites and pollen. All of these things, along with pet dander and other irritants, can lower indoor air quality and make it harder for you to breathe.

The best ways to keep your indoor air quality high is to regularly change air filters, make sure that ducts are sealed tight and there are no holes or air leaks where the ducts meet the walls, keep humidity in your house below 60 percent to avoid mold and bacteria, clean your home often, and get regular HVAC and duct maintenance. Poor indoor air quality can cause health issues like allergies, asthma, nausea, fatigue, and headaches. Schedule a service visit at least once a year to help keep your family breathing easy even when temperatures are at their highest.

Here is the infographic for your reference:

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