Poor indoor air quality is a serious problem for homes in Florida, but it’s also a problem that’s often ignored. People tend to worry more about keeping their homes cooled rather than circulating fresh air. Humidity is the air quality issue that usually gets the most attention.
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You may not think too much about the indoor air quality in Tampa, FL, since your main comfort concern in your house is keeping it cool. However, keeping cool is often part of the problem with indoor air quality.
We have homes built with tight seals against the outside so extra heat doesn’t slip in. This keeps homes more energy efficient by removing extra work from the air conditioning system. But this also restricts the flow of fresh air into the house, resulting in fewer air replacements. Air replacements are necessary to prevent stuffy interiors and remove unhealthy indoor pollutants. Your house may have a high concentration of all types of unpleasant particles, from volatile organic compounds to mold spores.