Is Your Indoor Air Healthy?
How do you know if the air you’re breathing inside your home is healthy and clean?
Many people just assume that there’s no issue with their indoor air, but our homes can be polluted with allergens, micro-organisms, mould, bacteria or other contaminants. Breathing dirty air can cause respiratory issues, fatigue, irritate eyes, nose, throat and even your skin.
To improve indoor air quality and home comfort, you can consider installing a whole-home humidifier, air purification system and/or an ERV or HRV.
Humidity levels should be between 30% and 50% for optimal comfort. Our winters are dry here and many homes drop well below 30% humidity. Installing a whole-home humidifier will add much-needed moisture back into the air, which actually significantly improves home comfort.
Read about the benefits of installing a whole-home humidifier.
Air Purification Systems
Removing harmful contaminants from your home can greatly improve air quality. There are a variety of systems that can be installed on top of the filter already installed in your furnace or air handler. These systems work to remove bioaerosols, particulates and VOCs.
ERV and HRVs
Newer homes are being built to be extremely energy efficient, which is great for keeping the heat in, but can cause a problem with the quality of indoor air. That’s why airtight homes are required to have an HRV or ERV to improve ventilation.
Learn about the differences between an ERV and an HRV.
If you’re worried about indoor air quality, call the experts at HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.
We can discuss options to improve air quality and even provide
a FREE estimate on installing a new ventilation system.
We have been serving Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and the surrounding area for over 70 years. We’re fully committed to providing the highest quality service on every furnace installation and service call.