How To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality, Reduce Allergens, and Lower Your Energy Bills This Spring!
What was once simply a not-so-interesting topic to most homeowners has now become a prominent matter of importance - Indoor Air Quality!
When the pandemic first began, keeping up with your home’s indoor air quality was simply a task that most individuals didn’t think about. In these cases, being reactive to the necessary changes was more important than being proactive to the needs of our current pandemic year.
But all that has changed as we welcomed in 2021 with yet more continued lockdowns - increasing home offices, homeschooling and home-bound hobbies. It’s definitely fair to say that home renovating, baking and crafting took a huge leap this year, as we began to find things to occupy our time during the stay-at-home orders.
But the one thing that most homeowners are finding lately doesn’t lie in a long-lost drawer (oh that’s where those knitting needles are!), but rather in their home’s AIR QUALITY.
What Do We Know About COVID-19 and Indoor Air Quality?
It goes without saying now that COVID-19 is known to be airborne. We have seen enough evidence pointing to the fact that this virus can be spread through the movement of air.
Once this observation was announced, many homeowners decided to “cut the cord” on their HVAC systems. This was, of course, done with the hopes of stopping the spread of COVID-19 in their homes and minimizing the risk of illness. However, our indoor air experts are here to tell you that you can still use your HVAC system safely during the pandemic.
What you should be focusing on is actually your indoor air ventilation - meaning the air that flows through your air ducts and into your home.
With the proper equipment and maintenance, you can improve your indoor air quality, cut energy costs and increase ventilation in order to provide healthier indoor air!
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality With Ventilation, UV Light Purification and HEPA Filtration
Many homeowners don’t actually know what goes into keeping their indoor air clean. For this reason, they usually just open a few windows now and again, spray some air freshener and hope for the best! At Campeau Heating in Sudbury, we have a better solution - one that doesn’t involve letting allergens into your home or spraying chemicals into your home’s air.
Indoor Air Ventilation Systems
Indoor air ventilation systems have one main purpose - to move air throughout your home. But did you know that they also provide many added benefits to your home’s air quality?
Installing the right air ventilation system, such as an ERV (energy recovery ventilator) or HRV (heat recovery ventilator) can hugely impact the health of your indoor air. How? Well, both of these systems work to remove polluted air from your home and replace it with fresh air. By adding filters to your ventilation system, you can also prevent common allergens (ie. grass pollen) from entering your home! The best part is, the cleaner your air is, the less your ventilators have to work! Which means, you can also lower your monthly energy bills significantly with the proper air ventilation system.
BONUS BENEFIT - During the summer months, when humidity levels are high, an ERV system works to redirect the humidity in your home by expelling it back outdoors.
Do you suffer from allergies? Ontario is currently in its prime allergy season and homeowners are feeling it!
One of the best ways to help reduce the allergens within your home’s air and provide allergy relief to you and your family is by installing a HEPA Filter (high efficiency particulate air filter). This HVAC accessory actually traps harmful pollutants before they are able to enter your home’s air.
How does a HEPA Filter work? By forcing air through a fine mesh filter, pollutants such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites are trapped - preventing these air pollutants from entering your home and your airways.
UV Air Purification
UV (Ultra-Violet) Air Purification uses ultraviolet light to purify your home’s indoor air. By targeting airborne pathogens, this system works to eliminate harmful germs and provide safer air for you to breathe.
As with most air quality equipment, the UV Air Purifier can improve your home’s air flow, increase ventilation efficiency, reduce allergy symptoms, eliminate unwanted odours and lower your energy costs!
The result? A well ventilated home with good indoor air quality AND a lower monthly energy bill!
Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario, Is Your Indoor Air Quality Expert
Your comfort and safety is crucial - especially during this pandemic. If you're concerned about your indoor air quality this spring, we encourage you to give our Indoor Air Quality team a call! We care about your air quality problems, but more importantly, we care about fixing them for you!
Contact our office at 705-560-2442 or Click Here For Your Indoor Air Quality Appointment. We’ll take the time to discuss your needs and provide a solution that works best for you, your family and your home.