Take Control of Your Indoor Air Quality This Summer!

It’s beginning to heat up here in the Louisville, KY area, which has many homeowners and their families getting ready to spend more time outdoors and enjoy the sun. The heat of summer can also mean needing to seek the comfort of a cooled indoor environment -- there are few things worse than being stuck on the hottest day of the year without AC! Now’s the time to make sure that your home is ready for summer, and it’s also the perfect time of the year to start thinking more about indoor air quality.

What's the Importance of Indoor Air Quality?

It’s important that the air in your home be safe and healthy in order to foster a comfortable environment for you and your family. Many people don’t realize just how common indoor air quality issues really are. There are two basic ways in which they can occur -- internally and externally. According to the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2015,” Louisville is the 15th most polluted city in the nation, experiencing consistently high levels of allergens and ozone (which can be more prevalent in the summer). Summer also means an increase in humidity, which can infiltrate homes through leaky ductwork or a poorly sealed building envelope.

 

Internal sources can also negatively affect indoor air quality. While it’s often assumed that heating systems and furnaces cause the most problems, it’s actually air conditioning systems that tend to be the culprits for bad indoor air quality. It’s wise to check your filters and have Building Performance inspect your cooling system before firing up your AC for the first time this year, as this is the only way to ensure that you’re not blowing contaminants into the home.

Spring Into Clean Air with Building Performance!

At Building Performance, we want to help each and every customer we serve get ready to enjoy the best summer possible. Regular maintenance and home performance upgrades can reduce your cooling costs significantly this summer, and you can help clear your home of contaminants during the spring by relying on natural ventilation (ie: opening your windows). Our team of home performance experts will help to ensure that your AC unit is ready to operate at peak performance this summer, and we’ll do whatever we can to answer any questions you may have.

 

Summer is almost here—don’t wait to improve indoor air quality in your home. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an appointment.