Have you recently shopped for humidifiers in Sault Ste. Marie or new furnace filters in Thessalon? If so, it is probably because you are experiencing a poor indoor air quality. At Wardlaw Heating & Cooling, we believe the importance of clean air inside our homes should not be underestimated. Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time inside, and our homes and businesses contain many substances that may be hazardous to our health.
Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants, such as dust mites and animal dander, to major irritants such as mould and chemical vapours that may be emitted from building materials and furnishings. It’s important to be aware of how air contaminants can affect your health and to adopt corrective measures that will improve the indoor air quality in your building.
The best way to improve your indoor air quality is to install devices such as:
Air Purifying UV Lights: When a UV light is installed within your ductwork or near the evaporator coil, it helps kill germs and mould microorganisms. This includes the Canadian Made, Sanuvox line.
Dehumidifiers: A dehumidifier reduces the indoor humidity level so allergens are less likely to accumulate.
HEPA Filters: A HEPA filter forces air through a fine mesh material that traps particles like pollen, pet dander and dust mites.
Pleated Filters: Pleated air filters are very effective in capturing smaller particles that typically pass right through.
Heat-recovery Ventilators (HRVs): These units typically feature two fans; one used to move out stale, polluted indoor air and another to move clean, fresh outside air inside before it’s heated up and distributed.
Air Exchanger: An air exchanger inside the house will remove stale and polluted air from the house to the outside and replace it by an equivalence of fresh air.
These items will help eliminate many of the air problems inside your home so everyone can enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment. Give us a call and we’ll help you find a product that best meets your needs!