With spring finally here many Canadians are looking to breathe new life into their homes after being stuffed up inside all winter. A great way to rejuvenate your space and combat any coming spring allergies is to ensure that your home’s air quality is high. This might sound like a big task, but there are several small things you can do to significantly improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Change Your Furnace Filter
A great way to improve your home’s indoor air quality (especially if you have children, a large household, and/or pets) is to change your furnace filter as directed. Even when you’re not using your furnace, your air conditioner’s air runs through your furnace filter before dispersing through your home, so it’s very important to change it at least once every 90 days to ensure that your home’s air is clean and healthy.
Open Your Windows During Mild Days
After another long winter, many of us are feeling like our homes are stuffy with still air. Next time you experience a mild day where you do not need to rely on your furnace or your air conditioner to be comfortable, turn off your HVAC system and open the windows to your home. This will get fresh air circulating through your home and will improve your indoor air quality.
Install an Air Purification System
If you’re interested in a surefire way to keep your home’s air quality high, you want an air purification system. An air purification system works alongside your furnace to improve your indoor air quality by removing viruses, allergens, and other bacteria from the air that isn’t visible by the human eye. UV lights that are not harmful to humans are used to eradicate micro bacteria to prevent them from passing through your furnace and into the air of the rest of your home.
Organic air purification methods are improving and now offer more air benefits than many HEPA filters on the market. Visit the following link to learn more about the benefits of high-efficiency organic air purifiers.
Check Carbon Monoxide and Radon Detectors
Unfortunately, radon and carbon monoxide can become present in your home without your knowledge because they are both colourless and odourless. To ensure the air quality, but more importantly the safety of your home, it’s vital that you ensure you have working carbon monoxide and radon detectors installed where you need them.
The most common indoor air pollutants include carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds as well as small particulate matter. Visit the following link to learn more about these toxins and how they can have an impact on your home’s air quality.
Schedule Preventative Maintenance
A great way to ensure that your indoor air quality is high and that your HVAC system is running as efficiently and as effectively as possible is to schedule annual preventative maintenance with the experts at Delta. During preventative maintenance, our technicians will clean your system and ensure that it is providing the best air quality possible to your home without any signs of wear and tear, significant damage, or future breakdowns.
Delta Air Systems Ltd. has been serving the HVAC needs of the Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, and Guelph regions for over 65 years. We are committed to providing our clients with reliable service and quality equipment.