The haze in the Puget Sound area has wreaked havoc on our summer weather. Meteorologists have stated that our air quality has been the worst on record. Unfortunately, beside hazy skies, these wildfires also bring health risks with them. Wildfires send smoke, soot, toxic gases and tiny particles into the air, which can be carried for tens or even hundreds of miles, and have been linked to respiratory and heart problems.
If you’re running your air conditioner, make sure the air filter is clean, change if need be, and check to make sure any settings that bring in air from the outdoors are disabled. This can help prevent smoke and harmful chemicals from entering and building up in your home. Once the smoke clears, be sure to change out your air filters to prevent further poor air quality in your home. If you don’t have an air conditioner and it’s too hot to safely keep your windows closed, the Environmental Protection Agency recommends seeking shelter elsewhere.
It’s also a good idea to keep pollution levels down in your home by not smoking and keeping cooking to a minimum. Steer clear of burning wood, stoves or candles if you can, and save vacuuming—which stirs up dust and particles settled in carpets—for when the air outside is cleaner and you can open your windows again and rid your carpets of any smoke particles.
Once the summer is settling down and the air starts to improve, it may be a good idea to have your air conditioning and HVAC systems maintenance. You can contact our service department and a service technician will be promptly dispatched 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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When you call the service department (206) 900-9231, you’re getting a team committed to finding solutions to the toughest home energy problems. Our technicians provide the know-how to diagnose and repair your air conditioning, HVAC and heating systems in an efficient, client-focused manner.
It’s always a good idea to get your air systems checked after every season but when the air quality has been bad, it’s almost essential. Keeping your air conditioning and HVAC systems fully maintenanced can prevent illnesses and poor air conditions in your home.
If you’re ready to improve your air quality, give us a call! We are more than happy to help you get started today.