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2 Tips for Combatting Stale Air this Summer

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What you need to know if your indoor air quality is feeling a little stale this summer.

You don’t have to live with stale, stagnant air in your home this summer, nor do you have to settle for below average indoor air quality. Poor air quality and that feeling of musty, less-than-fresh air go hand in hand. But you don’t have to resort to living outside this summer. Take a look at these two tips for combatting your air issues:

Tip #1: Don’t Neglect the Air Filter

Your HVAC system relies on a clean air filter to keep the equipment from getting damaged, but also to prevent the air conditioner from recirculating dusty, smelly air throughout your home. The air filter also keeps the pollen, dander, dust, and other air pollutants from making their way into the rooms in your house and causing allergies and other symptoms. Changing the air filter is the easiest and most affordable way to have an instant impact on the air you breathe.

Tip #2: Manage the Humidity

In the summer when the humidity is at its highest, the humidity levels in your home can rise too, even if you have an air conditioning system that works to pull some of that excess moisture from the air. You can give it a boost to help bring the relative humidity down with a dehumidifier. Not only will it make your home feel cooler and more comfortable, but it will also help reduce the bacteria, mold, and mildew that can become a problem when the air holds too much moisture.

If your house is feeling a little stale and soggy, call our pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling for more information on improving your indoor air quality. Reach us by phone at 336-768-2703 or by connecting with us online now.

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