But summer can be even worse. When the temperature really ticks up, you’ll close your windows and turn on your AC.
Sealing your house may be a good way to save money on air conditioning. But, you do that at the expense of healthy air circulation throughout your home.
The problem is that the air outside is actually better than the air inside. Indoor air pollution is a huge problem, especially when you keep your windows shut all the time.
Then, you’ve got all that pollen, dirt, germs, and even viruses from outside with no way to get back out. Plus, you’re building up VOCs — volatile organic compounds — from cooking, pet dander, and other indoor pollutants.
Back before air conditioning, the air in homes was much healthier because people used open windows and fans to stay cool. All that junk in the air washed outside.
Today, however, we spend so much of our time indoors. And, in the summer, we’re pretty much hermetically sealed inside.
Fortunately, you can have the best of both worlds: Cool air conditioning and clean, fresh air. You can get this balance by considering a few add-ons and improvements to your HVAC system.
In this article, we’re spotlighting four excellent ways to make your home more comfortable in the summertime. You’ll breathe easier and even save some money on your electric bills.
They’ll come in handy in the colder weather, too.
These four HVAC accessories will improve your indoor air quality in the summer: