High indoor air quality is an important part of maintaining a healthy home environment. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the potential hazards lurking in your home that pose a health risk to your family. Pollutants, allergens, and irritants floating around in your house can be bad for your family’s health. Check out these air quality tips so you can improve the air quality in your home and protect your family’s health.
1. Control the Humidity in Your Home
Our first tip for improving air quality is to keep the humidity of your home at a healthy level. Humidity levels that are too high can create a breeding ground for mould and mildew. Improper humidity levels also affect the spread of airborne illnesses, like COVID-19. Excessively dry air can lead to skin irritation, dryness, and other conditions, as well as negatively affect your ability to fight off infection.
Purchase a humidifier or dehumidifier for your home to control the humidity and, ultimately, boost the air quality in your house. A whole-home humidifier is an excellent way to maintain proper humidity levels. If you have one, don’t forget to change the humidifier pads!
2. Change Your Filters
Another way to maintain high air quality in your home is to change your filters frequently. Always make sure your furnace filter is clean and not clogged with dust, dirt, or debris. An old and dirty furnace filter will negatively affect your air quality. Change your filter according to the instructions on your furnace or filter, and check it frequently.
Also, consider using Higher Efficiency filters in your HVAC system for enhanced air quality. These high-efficiency particulate air filters can remove up to 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, and pet dander.
3. Purify the Air
A great way to improve air quality is to use an air purification system. There are single-room air purifiers, but whole-home air purifiers are a better investment. Whole-home air purification systems improve the quality of the air throughout your home and make every breath fresher. They filter out particles, germs, and odours, making your home’s air cleaner and healthier.
Air purifiers are an energy-efficient means of boosting the overall air quality in your home.
4. Turn on Your HRV or ERV
Proper ventilation also helps improve air quality. In the summer, that might involve opening up doors and windows to let fresh air blow through your house. However, in the colder months, you can rely on your ERV or HRV system.
While an airtight home is best for maintaining comfortable temperatures in the winter, it also contributes to poor air quality. Ventilation systems like HRV’s and ERV’s work with your HVAC system to bring in and circulate fresh air.
5. Get a Furnace Tune-up
The last of our air quality tips is to get your heating system tuned up. Furnace maintenance and tune-ups involve certified technicians checking, cleaning, and repairing your HVAC system. If your furnace has dirty coils or malfunctioning parts, it’s going to affect the air quality of your home.
Regular furnace tune-ups keep your heating system in safe working condition and help reduce the amount of harmful particles and allergens in your indoor air.
Call Delta to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Delta carries the equipment you need to improve your indoor air quality. We also have certified professionals that can diagnose, repair, maintenance, and install all your HVAC systems. When you stay on top of scheduling your annual HVAC system maintenance, you’ll benefit from healthier, higher-quality indoor air.
Consult with Delta on how to improve your indoor air quality.
Delta Air Systems is an established heating company in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. We’ve been installing, servicing and repairing furnaces since the 1950s and work hard to ensure complete customer satisfaction.