The summer temperatures have peaked and your air conditioner is running almost 24 hours a day. But it’s important to ventilate your home to maintain good indoor air quality. Here’s how daily ventilation helps keep your Sarasota, Florida, home clean, healthy and comfortable.

Reduces Moisture

During both summer and winter, moisture can build up in a home. In summer, humidity contributes to an increase in moisture in the air that’ll leave you feeling uncomfortable. More importantly, it can lead to a build up of harmful microbial growth. Use he exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom to remove excess moisture from the home. Also, consider investing in a dehumidifier to balance humidity between 40 and 60 percent.

Prevents Illness

When you only have the forced air from the HVAC system circulating, the air in your home can become unhealthy. Allergens, pollutants and bacteria thrive in an environment like this. This can cause illness and respiratory problems and aggravate conditions like allergies and asthma. Allowing fresh air to circulate helps remove pollutants and keeps the air in your home cleaner and healthier. As a result, you’ll breathe easier.

Lowers Level of Toxins

Depending on where you live, your home could be subjected to toxic gases and pollutants. Radon gas is a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that occurs in rocks and soils and has been linked to lung cancer. If you live in an area with heavy traffic congestion, gas emissions will also find their way into your home. External pollutants are hard to avoid entirely. However, investing in a whole-home ventilation system can help lower the levels of toxins in your home.

At Custom Air & Plumbing, we offer ventilation systems, humidifiers and dehumidifiers to help maintain good air quality. Call us at 888-856-4507. We’ll send a trained service technician to test your home’s air and recommend ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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