November is National Lung Month and the goal is to raise awareness about the importance of lung health. As your home comfort specialists, Delta Air Systems would like to take this time to raise awareness about the importance of your indoor air quality and its direct link to your wellbeing.
Indoor Air Quality
We spend a lot of time in our homes, especially during the cold winter months. Many homeowners underestimate the importance of quality indoor air but poor air quality can affect breathing, aggravate allergy or asthma symptoms and significantly decrease overall comfort.
Causes of Indoor Air Pollution
There are a number of reasons you could have poor indoor air quality. Smoking indoors, exotic cooking and pets living in the home all contribute to indoor pollution. But did you know that your furniture could also be contributing to the problem? Many furnishings release VOCs (volatile organic compound) that could damage your lung health. Also, harsh cleaning chemicals often release noxious fumes into the air that can affect lung health.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
- Switch to natural, green cleaners which will decrease the amount of dangerous fumes in your home.
- If you replace furniture or carpeting, do your research and choose a manufacturer with minimal off-gassing to reduce the amount of VOCs in your home.
- Check and change furnace filter regularly. Filters trap a lot of debris before it’s distributed throughout your home, but will eventually become clogged over time. Remember to check the filter monthly and replace as needed.
In addition to the above tips, you can install a whole-home humidifier, air purification system or a heat recovery ventilator to significantly improve indoor air quality. The right system for your needs will depend on a number of factors. Delta Air Systems is happy to help you find the best ways to improve the indoor air quality within your home while meeting your needs and budget.
Delta Air Systems has been in the business of improving the quality of the environment in homes and businesses since the 1950s. Our approach has always been to listen first and fully understand our customers’ needs, then we develop practical and cost-effective solutions. We are proud to serve the Waterloo, Kitchener, Guelph and Cambridge regions.