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Indoor Air Quality for a Happy, Healthy Home

Improving IAQ in Edmonton Homes

Is the air in your home making you sick? Indoor air quality is the quality of air around and within structures and buildings as related to the comfort and health of the space’s occupants. There are many factors that affect IAQ such as mold and bacteria (microbial contaminants), particulates, and gases like radon, carbon monoxide, and organic compounds that can result in dangerous health conditions for your home and family.

Today, indoor air quality has become a major health issue compared to the hazards of outdoor air. You may not know it, but the air inside your home can be more dangerous to your health than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air is 2-5 times (and occasionally much more than that) as polluted as the air outside!

This scary fact is more evident in the winter months, when the windows are all kept closed so that the heat won’t escape. This allows warm, but stale air to circulate around your household, causing various kinds of breathing disorders and other illnesses. This is why making sure that the Edmonton indoor air quality in your home is at healthy levels is important.

Edmonton IAQ Solutions

So far, ventilation, source control, air filtration, and air cleaners are the best methods to control and remove contaminants in your indoor air. In order to determine indoor air quality, there will be a need to collect air samples on the building’s surfaces and constant monitoring of human exposure to the pollutants present in the air. Computer technology offers a modeling of air flows in homes and buildings to check how it affects the quality of indoor air that one breathes.

At home, indoor air is contaminated by pollutants coming from different sources such as oil, kerosene, wood, coal and tobacco products. If there is very little outdoor air that can enter your home, these pollutants will accumulate to a certain degree that will eventually harm your health and cause discomfort in your own house.

Indoor plants help, but the most important thing for healthy indoor air is having proper ventilation, humidification, and air filtration systems. Air filters can trap most of the air pollutants indoors and are effective in reducing dusts that cling to the wet coils.

Clean Air Defense Systems – “Smart AirSpace Technology”

The Clean Air Defense System is designed to trap and eliminate the indoor air pollutants in your home. They utilize polarized-media technology to clean you air by creating a polarized magnetic field to trap and remove sub-micron particles.

The Clean Air Defense System (CAD) and trap and remove the following:

  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Smoke
  • Hair
  • Pet dander
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Molds
  • Pollen
  • Dust mites

Here are some tips that you can use to improve indoor air quality at home:

  1. Indoor plants – Plants can help freshen up the air inside by converting the carbon dioxide in people’s breaths into oxygen. Don’t believe the old wives’ tale that plants suck up the oxygen in a room when night falls. It’s just a myth so put in as many plants as you like.
  2. Do not smoke indoors – This one is pretty obvious, but it can be hard for smokers who cannot help themselves. Second hand smoke is much more dangerous than the smoke that smokers get when puffing on a cigarette, so the people around them are the one’s that really in danger because of smoking. So if you value the health of the people around you, if you have to smoke do it outside, or at least in a room that has good ventilation.
  3. Use humidifiers – In the winter months the air becomes dry and difficult to breathe, in fact when the humidity in the air drops to below 30% it can be dangerous to your health. So during the winter months always use a humidifier to increase the humidity; it also helps in warming up a room nicely.
  4. Check for mold – The spores from mold in the walls and ceilings pose a more dangerous threat to your health than the pollution outside. So have a specialist check for mold in your home and have it treated immediately when they are found.
  5. Frequent maintenance of the air conditioning and heating system – A good way to improve indoor air quality is to have a qualified HVAC contractor do preventive maintenance on your air conditioning system regularly. Changing filters and cleaning out the duct-works can do wonders in improving the air that you breathe.
  6. Vacuum frequently – Dust particles in the air are the most likely suspects why people get allergies. To prevent them from getting airborne, when you see that dust is already settling on your furniture you should vacuum them thoroughly. Be sure to use a vacuum that has a HEPA filter attachment so that it would not release any microscopic dust particles in the air as you clean.

If you take these simple tips into consideration, the indoor air quality in your home will greatly improve. Making a healthy environment for your family to live in is your responsibility, so keep them healthy by making sure that the air they breathe inside the home is clean.

We Provide the Following Air Filtration System Services in Edmonton

  • Air Filtration Systems
  • Air Purification Systems
  • CAD Air Cleaners
  • Humidifiers
  • HEPA Filters
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Indoor Air Conditioning
  • Indoor Air Purifying
  • Air Conditioning
  • Furnaces and Boilers
  • New Installations
  • Central Air Tune-Ups and Maintenance

We Provide Air Filtration System Services to the Following Areas

Edmonton, AB | Sherwood Park, AB | St. Albert, AB | Stony Plain, AB | Spruce Grove, AB | Fort Saskatchewan, AB | Leduc, AB | Beaumont, AB | Devon, AB | Calmar, AB | Nisku, AB

For indoor air quality solutions and odor control, call the trusted HVAC technicians at WeatherMakers Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing at 780-266-3678 (780-COMFORT) or use our online request form.