Summer and Indoor Air Quality

During the summer months in Sarasota, Florida, the hot and humid weather can bring a variety of air quality concerns. As different types of plants bloom, they can give off contaminants that get into your home. Higher humidity levels also increase the risk of microbial growth. Combat poor indoor air quality and keep your family healthy throughout the changing seasons.

All About Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality is a growing problem, as people spend more of their time indoors. In the past, the air pollution outside was the main concern. However, the quality of the air you breathe in your home or the office building is often much worse than the smog or other pollution outdoors.

Poor indoor air quality can cause allergic symptoms such as congestion, throat and eye irritation, and coughing. For those individuals with asthma or other breathing conditions, the health symptoms can be dangerous.

A variety of contaminants can affect the quality of the air you breathe. Some of these include pollen, pet hair, dander, dust mites, biological growth spores and dust.

Summertime Allergens

Allergen levels are higher during the spring and summer seasons, resulting in more allergic reactions among those living in the area. When you leave your windows open or spend more time outside, these contaminants make their way into your home and settle on surfaces, in the carpet or within your HVAC system’s ducts. You may notice that your allergy symptoms increase during these seasons. This is because there are more allergens causing the reaction in your body.

Increased Use of the Air Conditioner

Another factor that affects your air quality is the increased use of the air conditioning system. When it’s hot outside, your air conditioner keeps the space cool and comfortable. However, the recirculating air tends to contain those contaminants, which move throughout the home every time the system runs.

At Custom Air & Plumbing, our service technicians offer several indoor air quality solutions, including duct cleaning and ventilators. Contact us at (866) 819-0992 to learn more.

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