How To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires

Wildfires are starting in Southern California earlier each year as the statewide drought stretches into another year. This is why indoor air quality has become more important than ever before because wildfires can create havoc for people who suffer from allergies.

Thankfully, maintaining indoor air quality is simple when you follow these tips.

Tip #1 – Keep Windows And Doors Tightly Closed

During wildfires, one of the biggest problems that immune-compromised people deal with is smoke and ash in the air.

One of the easiest ways to deal with the smoke and ash is to make sure that windows and doors in the home are closed tight.

If a draft can be felt around doors or windows when they are closed, this is a sign that they need to be resealed because until they are sealed, particles from smoke and ash can enter the home even when they are closed.

Tip #2 – Use A Vacuum Cleaner With A HEPA Filter

During days when wildfires are burning across Southern California, another important way to maintain air quality inside the home is to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

A HEPA filter will eliminate dust and other particles from being circulated in the air on smoky days while vacuuming on smoky days.

Tip #3 – Change The HVAC Filter

Another helpful way to improve air quality inside the home during wildfires is to change the HVAC filter at least once a month.

HVAC filters are an inexpensive way to ensure that the air inside the home is always being filtered at an optimal level while also helping the HVAC unit to function at its highest capacity as well.

Besides changing the HVAC filter, the HVAC fan should also be run as well because this will help to circulate the air inside the home as well and keep it clean during smoky days.

Contact AirCare Heating And Air Conditioning

For more tips on how to improve the air quality inside the home, or to schedule an HVAC tune-up, contact us today by calling (949) 446-1606 or click here to connect with us online.

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