Spring is in the air, and we all know what that means; allergy season is among us! For some of us, we have to endure allergies all year round. It can really put a damper on our every day lives and restrict us from doing the things that we really love to do.
Unfortunately, allergens follow you everywhere you go, even your home. In fact, your home is a breeding ground for more than just pollutants from the outdoors, such as pollen, ragweed, etc., biological contaminants from within your home also pollute and negatively affect your indoor air quality. This means, that those of us who suffer from allergies aren’t even safe from the air in our own homes!
This especially goes for children. A child will breath in more air in relation to their body weight than those in older age groups. Therefore, they are breathing in more pollutants, affecting them more negatively. If your home’s indoor air quality is poor, the pollutants in the air can effect breathing, lung and heart conditions.
Our home’s are meant to be a safe place where we can live in a healthy environment. The last thing we want is for the air in our homes to effect our health in a negative way. Children who experience allergies, or other health related conditions, need to be able to live an environment where their symptoms can improve, not get worse.
For these reasons, it’s important for all homeowners, especially parents, to do something to improve their homes indoor air quality.
The first step to improving your indoor air quality is to examine the products you are using in your home. For example, if you have a forced-air system, the contaminants in your air will swirl through each cycle, and moving throughout your home.
If you use the right indoor air quality products, it can greatly improve your home’s air quality, making it much healthier for you and your family.
The products that you should include in your home in order to have great indoor air quality are:
Air Filtration System:
If you or your children suffer from allergies or a chronic respiratory condition such as asthma, upgrading your HVAC system with a quality air filter can significantly reduce the likelihood of triggering these ailments. The indoor air quality in your home will be cleaner which will add comfort for you and your family.
Having an air purifier in your home is a great way to improve your indoor air quality, especially if you have concerns about biological contamination in your home. Air filters can help remove these contaminants, but not all, that’s where the air purifier comes in handy.
By installing a whole home dehumidifier in your home, the system is able to remove any excess moisture, leaving your home cool and dry. These systems are especially helpful if your home has excess humidity, which can lead to problems such as mold, mildew growth and the destruction of personal property.
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV):
These systems are used to maximize the heating in your home, while also improving your indoor air ventilation. HRV’s integrate seamlessly with your existing heating unit.
Similar to the home dehumidifier, except the opposite action. A whole home humidifier adds moisture to the air during dry and cold winters. Adding heat to your home makes the dryness worse during our harsh Ontario winters. Avoid this heat and air quality issue by installing a home humidifier.
UV Air Purifier:
This system is the ultimate air purifier! Since biological contaminants are so small, they are very difficult to fully destroy. That’s where the UV air purifier comes in. The UV-C rays of an ultraviolet air purifier will completely annihilate biological contaminants, making your indoor air quality as pure as can be.
All of these products are amazing and will work together to create the purest air quality in your home, protecting you and your family from any illnesses and helping restrict allergy symptoms.
There are services that can help improve the indoor air quality in your home as well! These services include air duct cleaning, duct sealing, and radon testing.
For more information about improving the indoor air quality in your home, please contact us at Custom Comfort ClimateCare. We are always happy to help in creating a clean breathing home environment for you and your family.
For over 25 years, Custom Comfort ClimateCare have been a family owned and operated business serving the Barrie & Surrounding Areas. As contributing community members we understand the importance of improving the safety and comfort of your family and home which is why we employ highly skilled licensed gas & air conditioning technicians who want nothing less than your absolute satisfaction. From brand new installations to maintenance and repairs, Custom Comfort is your choice for Heating & Cooling Professionals.