Air Quality Advisory in Clark County
As the temperature increases, and the climate continues to be dry, fires are common in Las Vegas and our surrounding states. Nevada’s ongoing drought and high temperatures continue to increase the probability of wildfire. Most recently, a massive wildfire1 broke out in Arizona causing Clark County to issue an air quality advisory.
The fire was so large that the smoke began filtering into the Las Vegas Valley, causing a hazy sky.
Wildfires not only cause hazardous smoke and ash to fill the air, but this debris can enter the home and affect your family’s health. Make sure your indoor air quality isn’t jeopardized with expert tips from Yes! Air Conditioning and Heating.
- First and Foremost, Prep Your Home If a Fire Is Near: Filtrete.com2 recommends keeping your doors and windows closed so that smoke and ash can’t enter your home.
- Clean Your Air Filters: Check your air filters to make sure they are clean. Dirty filters require your air conditioning to work harder than it needs to, and therefore could be using more energy than normal. For optimal performance, call an expert to change your air filters at least every three months.
- Run Your AC: Running the air conditioner will keep fresh air circulating throughout the home, preventing smoke, dust and debris from getting (and staying) in your house. If your home is designed with an outside air intake/fresh air intake, make sure the air-intake vent is closed, so the outside air doesn’t enter your unit or home.
- Air Purifiers: Having clean and fresh air, free from the harsh smoke, is important for your home. Yes! recommends having an air purifier in each room, which will also alleviate any odors from the smoke and polluted air. Or ask about a whole-home air purifier.
If you’re interested in learning more about indoor air quality during fire season, or want to schedule a maintenance visit by one of our Las Vegas air conditioning and heating experts, give us a call at (702) 382-2478 or visit online at https://www.theyesmancan.com.