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Things to know about healthy indoor air


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Many people consider their home’s air quality only when they’re bothered by foul odours or asthma symptoms. However, some airborne irritants and pathogens are undetectable and just as harmful as cigarette smoke. That’s why air purification systems are an essential component of your heating and cooling systems. Here’s what you need to know.

 

Why you need air purification

 

Did you know that your indoor air can be five times more polluted than outdoor air? As construction technology advances and buildings become more energy efficient and airtight, modern homes lose the ability to circulate stale air for fresh. Without effective air quality systems in place, your indoor spaces accumulate dust, cooking fumes and pet dander, in addition to more harmful gases and particles like radon and asbestos.

 

Improved indoor air quality not only contributes to your family’s health and comfort, but it can also increase the value of your home by helping to preserve the wood. That’s extra long-term value from your investment in an effective air quality system.

 

Common indoor air pollutants

 

In some homes, the carbon monoxide detector is the only safeguard against air pollution. However, even when you’re not exposed to carbon monoxide, you’re still vulnerable to many subtle pollutants that can degrade your healthy indoor air quality, including:

 

  • Insects and other pests

  • Dust and dust mites

  • Pet dander

  • Mould spores

  • Bacteria and viruses

  • Cigarette smoke

  • Radon gas

 

Healthy indoor air has been proven to reduce symptoms of allergies, asthma and other breathing conditions. It can also contribute to improved sleep quality. Some experts believe breathing cleaner air helps support cognitive function and can even increase your life expectancy. 

 

Healthy indoor air solutions

 

If you’re concerned about the quality of air in your home, you can find several products on the market designed to address specific issues, including air cleaners, purifiers and filters, as well as ventilators, humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Talk to an HVAC or home comfort expert about the best solution for your home.

 

In addition to these targeted solutions, you can find all-in-one systems that address the various types of issues that can impact your home’s air quality. For example, the Healthy Air System® from AprilAire protects against viruses, allergens and carcinogenic radon. It can be customized to give you the mix of air quality care your home needs most.

 

Air purification services in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, and Guelph

 

At Aire One Heating & Cooling, we care about the quality of the air you breathe. We’ll evaluate your home’s current systems and recommend solutions to keep you breathing easy. We serve homes in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Woodstock and surrounding communities. Contact us today to learn how you can improve the air quality in your home.

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