Clean Up Your Indoor Air Quality During National Lung Month
Each November, Canada recognizes National Lung Month. The Lung Association of Canada encourages Canadians to educate themselves during this period on the importance of protecting and maintaining their lung health.
Many people don’t notice the signs of poor indoor air quality and are often surprised by how contaminated the air in their homes actually is. A1 Air Conditioning & Heating supports the importance of maintaining clean air for your health and comfort.
As your go-to source for valuable HVAC information, we’ve compiled a list of a few ways you can greatly improve the air you breathe day in and day out.
o Dust gets trapped everywhere. Try to implement a regular time to dust each week to minimize how much you breathe in.
Vacuum Upholstery and Rugs:
o See those lovely couch cushions you relax on every evening? They gather plenty of dust! So do curtains and rugs, so make sure you spend some time vacuuming and/or washing your upholstery each month to minimize the dust trapped between the fibres.
Invest in Indoor Air Quality Improvement Products:
o New air filters go a long way to remove dust, dander, pollen and other contaminants from your home’s air.
o Installing a whole-home humidifier can make a huge difference as low humidity can dry out and irritate your lungs, making breathing more difficult for everyone at home (especially those who suffer from any respiratory problems). Low humidity can also cause anything wooden in your home to shrink or crack, like hardwood floors, furniture, or even baseboards.
o An HRV (heat recovery ventilation system) will allow your home to maintain a well-ventilated home with high indoor air quality without excessive additional energy costs.
o Installing an air purification system will allow it to attack contaminants within your home that would cause irritation or even harmful illnesses.
o Duct cleaning can benefit your home’s air purity by removing dust and grime from the interior of your ducts.
We tend to not think about breathing until it becomes difficult to do so. Avoid lung problems and adverse health effects by taking care of yourself and the air you breathe this month and all year.
A1 Air Conditioning & Heating is proud to offer several home comfort solutions for improving your indoor air quality. Contact us today to learn more!
For more information and ways to improve your lung health
this National Lung Month, visit lung.ca.