Prep Your Home for Fire Season in the Inland Empire

As temperatures increase and the climate becomes drier, Inland Empire area homeowners should start thinking about the proper precautions to take to prepare for fire season. California’s ongoing drought and high temperatures continue to increase the probability of wildfire. Wildfires cause hazardous smoke and ash to fill the air. With the recent fires in the Big Bear area, it’s more important than ever to prepare your home. Reduce the impact to your indoor air quality with expert tips from RighTime Home Services Inland Empire.

  • Clean Air Filters:  Regularly check your air filters to make sure that they are clean. Dirty filters require your AC to work harder than it needs to and therefore could be using more energy than normal. For optimal performance, change your air filters at least every three months or more often, if necessary.   
  • Air Purifiers: RighTime recommends having an air purifier in each room, or whole-home air purifier, which will also alleviate any odors from the smoke and polluted air.
  • Prep Your Home If a Fire Is Near: Keep your doors and windows closed so that smoke and ash can’t enter your home. Running the air conditioner will keep fresh air circulating throughout the home.
  • Keep It Up: Be prepared! Have your system inspected by a heating and air conditioning expert to guarantee your unit is running properly and efficiently, all year-round.

If you’re interested in learning more about indoor air quality during this year’s fire season, or want to schedule a maintenance visit by one of our air conditioning and heating experts, give us a call at (877) 959-4076 or visit us at