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Summer IAQ Problems to Watch For and Resolve in Virginia

Your Manassas, Virginia, home faces different indoor air quality issues during the summer than in other seasons. Because of the heat and humidity, many people spend more time indoors during this time of year. Therefore, it’s important to keep the air inside your home as clean and fresh as possible. Here are a few IAQ problems you may encounter this summer and some ways to resolve them:

High Humidity Levels

Late summer often brings high humidity that can make you feel really uncomfortable. While the air conditioner certainly helps to keep the moisture levels as low as possible, sometimes it may not be enough.

Installing a whole-home dehumidifier can help to get the humidity level even lower. Also, if you have a laundry room or basement, consider installing a free-standing dehumidifier for these particular spaces. They tend to experience excess moisture more than other areas.

Smoke and Smog

Often there are wildfires burning this time of year. The smoke from these, whether they’re close by or even far-ranging, can wreak havoc on your respiratory tract. This is especially true if you suffer from allergies or asthma. Smoggy days can add to this level of discomfort. Adding an energy recovery ventilator to your home can help to expel stale or smoky air from your home and bring in fresh pre-conditioned air.

Pet Fur and Dander

Animals tend to shed heavily in the summer. All of that fur and dander gets trapped in the air filters and inside of the HVAC system. As a result, it can clog the system and make it difficult for people with respiratory problems to breathe properly.

We can install a Comfort EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter system that will effectively capture fur, dander and other contaminants. As a result, it’ll help to keep your indoor air quality high and ensure optimal performance of your HVAC system.

To help improve the IAQ of your home, call Brennan’s Heating & Air Conditioning today. You can reach us at 703-783-0145.

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