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Summer Indoor Air Quality Tips

Written on: June 13, 2022

AFC can help you feel better about the air in your home

home air filter maineThe indoor air quality of your Central Maine home can have a serious impact on your health and your overall quality of life.

Your home’s HVAC filter traps many things but doesn’t get everything. Most filters do not trap airborne viruses and bacteria or volatile organic compounds (VOCs). That is why AFC offers outstanding indoor air quality solutions from iWave.

The iWave-M is a flexible, compact air ionization system that removes many viruses, bacteria, dust, pollen, pet dander, VOCs, and more while also getting rid of odors from smoking, cooking, and pets.

The iWave-R is a self-cleaning needlepoint bipolar ionization generator made specifically for residential duct systems. It uses both positive and negative ions to clean the air and remove pollutants and odors.

AFC’s licensed and skilled service technicians will install any indoor air quality equipment and their work is backed up by our Comfort Guarantee.

How to protect your home’s indoor air quality in the summer

Replace your air filters regularly. Check your HVAC system’s air filter once a month and change as needed. Do this more frequently if you have pets.

Clean your floors frequently. Between kids playing in the back yard, doing yard work, having friends over for a cookout, and days at the beach, a lot of dirt, dust, and allergens are being brought into your home via everyone’s foot-traffic. Vacuum and/or mop regularly and take off shoes right when you come in the house.

Be careful about opening windows. Check the pollen report for your area before you decide to air out the house. On days with high pollen, keep the windows closed and your home cooling system running.
Add potted plants. These are a natural, 24/7 air filter, removing toxins from the air and giving back clean oxygen.

Have your ductwork cleaned. When ductwork is not properly cleaned and maintained, pollutants may settle and accumulate in the ductwork. In the summer, turning on your cooling system might cause them to be stirred up and be blown into your living areas, causing or exacerbating breathing difficulties.

Contact us to find out more about our indoor air quality products and services, or to schedule and necessary repair or maintenance work.