Ways To Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
As the weather heats up, many are spending time outdoors in Mission at places such as Steelhead Falls and Cedar Ridge Golf Course. While many enjoy soaking in the warm temperatures, spending time outside can trigger allergies due to spring pollen. Your home should be an escape from the uncomfortable health symptoms spring allergies can cause, but did you know your home could be the source of allergies as well? In this blog, we discuss indoor air quality in Mission, BC and ways lower pollutants inside your home.
What Is Indoor Air Quality?
Did you know indoor air is often more polluted than outdoor air? According to the EPA, Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are higher than ones outdoors. This means we spend a majority of our time breathing whatever pollutants are floating around your home, office, or building’s air. It is important for our health to maintain positive indoor air quality, which measures the quality of air and pollutants indoors.
Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?
Do you know what you are breathing inside your home? Common indoor pollutants include mold, mildew, pet dander, dust, asbestos, VOC’s, bacteria, and much more. A Rep-Air technician can perform indoor air quality testing in Mission, B.C. to identify specific pollutants in your home’s air and determine the best solution! While everyone is susceptible to poor indoor air quality health effects, the most vulnerable are young children, older adults, and people who previously struggled with respiratory diseases such as asthma. Breathing in harmful pollutants can result in both short-term and long term health effects, such as:
- Irritated nose, throat, and eyes
- Dry/cracked skin
- Respiratory diseases
- Heart disease
The summer season brings a variety of fun activities and vacations,and it is important you and other residents are free of uncomfortable health symptoms such as the ones above! It is one of the Rep-Air Heating and Cooling team’s top priorities to keep you healthy each season, and we can help with our indoor air quality services in Mission, B.C. and surrounding areas!
What Causes Poor Air Quality?
Many homeowners do not realize how day-to-day activities, home appliances, and products contribute to poor indoor air quality. We don’t expect you to be the HVAC experts, that is what we are here for! Below are factors that cause poor air quality in Mission, B.C. and surrounding areas.
- Combustion Appliances
- Cleaning Products
- Indoor Animals
- Building Materials
- Tobacco Residue
Ways To Improve IAQ
It is important to take action to improve indoor air quality to maintain you and other resident’s health each season. The Rep-Air Heating and Cooling team offers a variety of indoor air quality services to protect your health and home. Below are ways the Rep-Air team can help improve indoor air quality in Langley, B.C. and surrounding areas.
- Furnace & AC Filter Installation
- UV Light Installation
- Filter Cabinet Installation
- Indoor Air Testing
- Electronic Air Cleaners
- Duct Cleaning
Additionally, there are simple ways for homeowners to positively contribute to their home’s indoor air quality such as:
- Regularly Change Air Filters
- Groom Pets Outdoors
- Frequently Dust
- Control Humidity
We are here to keep you healthy this spring and summer season! Give us a call to schedule indoor air quality services in Abbotsford, B.C. and surrounding areas to maintain clean air and good health!