Should I run my HVAC system during a wildfire?
Wildfires are becoming extremely common in California, and it seems that every year now we have at least a few massive fires. All of these fires put off a huge amount of smoke that can have a dramatic impact on air quality. This air quality problem isn’t just limited to the outdoors, as the smoky air and ash can seep into buildings and result in poor indoor air quality as well. With the recent uptick in major wildfires, one question we have been getting from our customers more and more often is whether they can still run their air conditioning when the air outside is smoky. The answer to that question is yes, and here are the reasons why. Why AC Is Safe to Use During a Wildfire It is not only safe to run your air conditioner during a wildfire, but it is actually recommended. The one thing you shouldn’t do when the air outside is smoky is to leave your windows or doors open. Even if the weather is mild, all of that smoke will enter the house through your open windows and doors and reduce your indoor air quality. This is why you should always keep your...View Article Read More