The intense heat of the summer months presents unique challenges to keeping your house comfortable with enhanced indoor air quality, or IAQ for short. Managing the indoor humidity levels and maintaining your home’s HVAC units are two essential keys to making sure you and your entire family stay nice and cool this summer. To learn more about indoor airPLUS homes built by the folks at Robin Ford Builders and how you can stay more cool, read on to learn more!
The Impact of Indoor airPLUS Houses
Poorly designed and installed HVAC units can sometimes lead to comfort issues and reduce your indoor air quality. An indoor airPLUS house can provide a much more comfortable living environment because it will include correctly engineered HVAC system sizing, enhanced duct and equipment installation, improved filtration, and whole-house and spot ventilation to help dilute and remove any pollutants that are indoors. All air handling equipment and ductwork in our indoor airPLUS houses are third-party verified to help ensure that they’re clean and free of any debris and provide a reliable amount of airflow.
Handy Tips and Tricks for Your Indoor airPLUS Homes
You could take a few different actions to ensure your house stays dry and cool for the remainder of summer with some good IAQ. Consider the following tips.
- Add portable dehumidifiers to keep relative humidity levels below 60 percent in warm-humid climates.
- Swap out your HVAC filters consistently. The EPA recommends ducted systems to be designed to use a filter with a MERV rating of around 13.
- Swap the overhead fans to run counterclockwise. This will actually help push air down and create a cold and cool breeze.
- While the HVAC system is being used, keep the windows and doors closed shut.
If you have any dire questions about these tips and Indoor airPLUS homes, give Robin Ford Builders a call today!
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