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Indoor Air Pollution and How to Get Rid of It

Edmonton Indoor Air Quality Specialists

You may not know it, but the indoor air pollutants inside your home can be more dangerous to your health than the air pollution outside. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that indoor air is 2-5 times (and occasionally much more) as polluted as the air outdoors.

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.

Though many people do not think about their long-term health when they are young, a lot of the choices that are made in the younger years do affect health later on. We know that eating healthy and exercising regularly are some of the best things we can do, but what about the air we breathe everyday?

This is often overlooked, even though air quality plays a vital role in our health. We worry about smog and pollution outside, but considering the fact that most of us spend more than 90% of our time indoors, indoor air pollution is much more important to our health.

Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

Every day, our bodies are exposed to small amounts of toxins, carcinogens, and organic pollutants, most of them completely undetected. The air may feel heavy or stuffy if you visit a large city, for instance, but the nose can’t really determine what you’re breathing in and whether it’s hazardous to your health.

Therefore, it’s easy to live your life breathing in all types of contaminants without ever realizing it; and this buildup can lead to certain diseases and illnesses. If you have asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues, it is especially important that you have a professional diagnose your home for indoor air quality levels. The old and the young are especially vulnerable to the various airborne pathogens you may have floating around.

Common Indoor Air Pollutants

There isn’t much you can do about the outside pollution, but luckily, there is plenty you can do to improve the air in your home. Pollutants are brought into the air from a variety of household appliances and materials such as your carpet, furniture, and what your home was built with. Let’s take a closer look at the many contaminants that live in everyday homes:

  • dirt
  • dust mites
  • pollen
  • pet dander
  • viruses
  • bacteria
  • toxic gases
  • mold

Who Should Own a Filtration System?

An air filtration system is the best way to improve the indoor air quality in your home, reduce contaminants and improve your short- and long-term health. Air filtration systems can benefit any home and any family, but they are especially beneficial for those who have allergies or asthma. But, it’s important to know what you’re getting. Not all air filtration systems are equal.

Choosing the Best Home Filtration System

The majority of air purifiers on the market have dust filters, a fan and some controls. They are only good at reducing some contaminants in the home and are not good at removing things like gases, viruses, or bacteria. Higher-priced units may have more promising features, but even these lack when it comes to purifying the air. If you really want to remove the indoor air pollutants from your home, you will need to invest in an air cleaning device.

What Contaminants Can an Air Cleaner Remove?

The best air cleaners remove all harmful contaminants:
Particulate Matter: Dirt, dust, pollen, germs, bacteria, and viruses

Gaseous Pollutants: toxic gases and odors from cleaning products, paints, etc…

By removing these irritants from the air, people begin to feel better. The most common symptoms that are improved include headaches, sinus problems, upper respiratory infections, sneezing, congestion, nose and throat irritation, and asthma flare-ups.

Clean Air Defense System: Protect Your Air Space

We looked long and hard to find the best brand of air cleaners and we found it: the Clean Air Defense System (CAD) line of high-efficiency Air Cleaners.

With CAD’s Air Cleaners and Germicidal UVC Lamps, you can get a control over the air in your home, including inhibiting mold and algae growth. Besides destroying particulate matter, bacteria, and viruses, you will also create a better-smelling home. The UVC lamp uses UV rays that are present in outdoor environments courtesy of the sun to kill and sterilize germs and odors.

Getting rid of contaminants in the air means less bacteria and germs on surfaces and a cleaner HVAC system for better efficiency.

The best place to find reliable, high-efficiency air filtration and purification systems is with the Green Screened technicians at WeatherMakers. We carry the CAD line of air defense systems that use high-quality polarized-media air cleaners and UVC lamps to remove between 97 and 99.97 percent of airborne particles. Purchasing an air cleaning system is a simple, effective way to improve your health both today and tomorrow.

For more information, watch this “Clean Air Defenses” video:

We Provide Air Filtration and Purification 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

If you are interested in finding out more about our HEPA filtration systems, electronic air cleaners, or other indoor air quality solutions, please call us at 780-266-3678 (780-COMFORT) or use our online request form.