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How to Keep Your Indoor Air Healthy This National Lung Month

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Canada observes National Lung Month every November as a reminder to Canadians about how essential our lungs are to our overall health. Because we here at HAMCO Heating & Cooling specialize in HVAC, we know how critical the air you breathe is to your overall comfort and strive to provide our customers with the best systems to help you breathe easy at home.

According to Debra Lynkowski, the CEO of The Canadian Lung Association, “every day we breathe an average of 22,000 times. Most of us never stop to think about our breath. Breathing is essential, and it is important to appreciate each and every breath you take.”1

How can you improve your indoor air and breathe better from this month on? We have a few tips that can help:

  • Try to switch out all of your household cleaning supplies with “green” versions. You should try to stay away from anything that has poisonous chemicals that may cause damage to your lungs when inhaled regularly over time.
  • Check for mould in your home – it has a way of sneaking up under tiles or anywhere else that may be getting damp on a regular basis. An inspector can check your home thoroughly and advise you on how to control it best. You can even invest in a moisture meter for your home so you can keep an eye on moisture levels.
  • Vacuum your home regularly and make sure you clean upholstery, rugs and pillows to keep gathering dust and other pollutants at bay.
  • Invest in additional units for your home comfort system that will help clean your indoor air. These include new filters for your furnace, a humidifier, air purifiers and even programmable thermostats to maintain your home at a comfortable temperature to breathe well in.

HAMCO is more than happy to help you find the best way to keep your indoor air clean! We offer a complete range of indoor air quality equipment to fit whatever your needs and budget may been.

Keep your lungs healthy and happy. Contact us today for more information!

1Source: The Canadian Lung Association: https://www.lung.ca/news/latest-news/lung-month-we-make-breathing-matter

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