Indoor Air Quality
Your living environment should be both comfortable and safe. Homeowners often think of their ideal living space as a temperature-controlled environment, but there is more it than that.
Another factor contributing to an ideal home environment is indoor air quality.
With Canadians spending more and more time indoors, creating spaces that contribute positively to their health and wellbeing is becoming increasingly important.
The ideal home environment has the proper:
- Air filtration,
- Air purification and
- Humidity control.
Are you concerned about your indoor air quality? Our air quality specialists at Campeau Heating can help!
See our selection of indoor air quality products below!
Indoor Air Quality Products
- Aldes HRV
- Napoleon HRV
- Napoleon UVC
- Cinquartz Filtration
- Electro Air 3-IN-1 TRUE HEPA, UVC & PCO AIR CLEANER
How Does Poor Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Health?
Do you know what is in the air you’re breathing? Probably not!
After all, many of the pollutants we breathe in are impossible to see without a microscope.
But according to the EPA, our indoor air may be more dangerous than we thought - 2 to 5 times more dangerous actually!
According to the EPA’s studies, select organic pollutant levels are roughly 2 to 5 times higher indoors than those outdoors. And living in a big city or a farm won’t change that!
Do you know which indoor air pollutants could pose health threats in your home?
Harmful Indoor Pollutants:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
- Nitrogen Dioxide
- Second-Hand Smoke
- Asbestos (silicate mineral)
- Carbon Monoxide etc.
Whether synthetic or organic, indoor air pollution can cause serious health concerns to our families - pets included! And all without us even realizing what’s right under our noses.
Health Symptoms Caused By Poor Indoor Air Quality:
- Shortness of breath
- Skin, eyes, nose and throat irritation
- Allergy symptoms
- Asthma attacks etc.
How clean is the air you’re breathing at home?
How to Monitor Your Indoor Air Quality
Now that you know the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality, the next step is to prevent it from getting to this point.
Do you know how to recognize the signs of poor indoor air quality in your home?
You can’t usually see the quality of your air just by looking at it. But there are some helpful warning signs that you can start looking out for as you learn to monitor and inspect the purity of your air.
Poor Indoor Air Quality Warning Signs:
- Excess dust
- Strange odours
- Biological growth (mould and mildew)
How to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Below are the top 3 ways to help improve your indoor air quality and protect it from harmful pollutants.
Air Filtration and Purification
Indoor pollutants can enter your home in several different ways. But only rarely is that entrance through your front door.
In some cases, these pollutants are actually born within your home!
Many are byproducts from indoor pollution sources. Others are grown in a pollution-inducing environment - such as an overly humid house.
Some of the popular indoor air pollutant sources include:
- Fuel-burning appliances.
- Chemical-based cleaning products.
- Select humidification devices.
- Central heating and cooling systems.
Attaching air filtration and purification equipment to these systems can help improve your indoor air quality!
Examples of air filtration and purification equipment include:
- UV Light Purifiers
- HEPA filters
- PCO filters (Photocatalytic Oxidation)
- Media filters etc.
Poor ventilation in your home means:
- There isn’t enough fresh, outdoor air coming in to dilute these harmful pollutants, and
- These pollutants are stuck in your home with no way out.
Proper ventilation in your home prevents these disasters from happening - keeping your air fresh and clean 24/7!
Examples of ventilation systems include:
- HRVs (Heat Recovery Ventilators) and
- ERVs (Energy Recovery Ventilators)
Although temperature control isn’t the end-all-be-all when it comes to the health of your indoor air, it does play an important role.
High temperatures and humidity levels contribute to increasing concentrations of biological pollutants in your home - such as mould and mildew.
Mould is an organic matter that can grow in damp areas in your home, such as the bathroom or near your AC’s cooling coils. If left untreated, this growth can cause irritation, shortness of breath, phlegm, coughing etc.
Humidity control will help keep the moisture levels in your home at a healthy level.
Contact Our Indoor Air Quality Specialists at Campeau Heating
At Campeau Heating, your indoor air quality matters to us. Keeping your home and family safe and comfortable has always been our mission. And our air quality specialists are here to continue meeting that goal.
Contact our team at (705) 560-2441 or Fill In The Form Below to start improving your indoor air quality.
Please complete the form below and a Campeau Indoor Air Quality Specialist will contact you to confirm a suitable appointment time to discuss your needs.