Having clean, fresh air is critical to the health of you and your family and your home. Indoor air has shown to be much more polluted than outdoor air due to pollutants that are created within a home and then recirculated.
There are a number of ways to ensure you have the best possible air inside your home.
Duct cleaning and repair
Over time, dust, particles, pollen, and contaminants can build up within your air ducts. When moisture gets trapped in air ducts, the growth of bacteria and mould can also build up and add to the pollutants that are circulated into your air.
Signs that it’s time for a cleaning or repair
- Variations in temperature throughout the home. When ductwork is in good working condition, the temperature should stay steady from room to room.
- Excess humidity throughout your home. When there are issues within the ductwork of your home, it can let moisture in that results in a humid interior climate.
- If you suspect mould is growing in the ductwork. Mould is the result of moisture getting caught in the air ducts of the home, which sets up the perfect growing environment for various types of bacteria.
Why should you clean and repair your ducts?
Clean ducts provide a number of benefits:
- A comfortable interior climate throughout your home
- Clean, fresh air
- Less chance for sicknesses causes by mould, bacteria, pollen, dander, and more
- More efficient heating and cooling systems
- Longer life for your heating and cooling systems
Ventilation and filters
Air quality is very important to the comfort and health of your family. Changing your filters regularly and using specialized air cleaners and sanitizers are all things that will help to make sure that the air in your home is of optimum quality.
What type of filter is best for your home?
Different types of air filters will target different forms of pollutants.
- HEPA filters: They work best on common allergens, such as animal dander and dust. They also help to eliminate unwanted odours. HEPA filters work well because they can capture even the smallest of particles. This particular filter is an excellent choice for young children, the elderly, or anyone who suffers from allergies.
- Ozone and ion filters: These work by creating charged particles that attract pollutants. They won’t eliminate them, but they do trap them. Similarly, media filters trap pollutants onto a fibre filter. These filters fit nicely into most pre-existing heating and cooling systems. They are also very energy efficient, which means a significant savings on operating costs for the homeowner.
- Activated carbon filters: They often used in combination with other types of filters. They absorb odours and gases, while neutralizing chemicals, smoke, and fumes. When used in conjunction with HEPA filters, you will be eliminating several of the most common home pollutants.
What is the difference between an air filter and an air cleaner?
The main difference between an air filter and an air cleaner is that one collects dust, while the other sanitizes the air. Air filters will filter the air while collecting dust, such as pet dander and dead skin. Pollutants are trapped in a filter that can be regularly replaced.
An air cleaner kills airborne pathogens that cause sickness and allergies. They operate silently, while eliminating odours and bacteria. Air cleaners use UV, heat, or negative ions to perform this function.
What are the benefits of a UV air sanitizer?
- Eliminates 98% of airborne germs
- Reduces the development and growth of microbiological organisms like bacteria, fungi, or viruses
- Fights allergens, odours, and mould spores
- Effectively kills common viruses and germs
- Offers a chemical free option for sanitizing your air
- Can be installed without ductwork changes
- Provides savings on both energy and operation costs
- Removes stubborn odours
- Can remove microscopic particles
What are the benefits of a polarized media air cleaner?
We offer several ventilation installation and repair services to help keep your air clean and healthy. For more information on these services or to schedule a service visit for your home, contact our qualified technicians.
Humidifiers and dehumidifiers
A humidifier or dehumidifier can be a terrific addition to a home. Installing these systems can help to significantly control your interior climate. If the climate in your home is too dry it will not only be uncomfortable, but it can affect the health of your family as well.
On the opposing end, if your home is too humid it can cause bacteria to grow, which can also cause serious health risks. To avoid discomfort and other problems it is a good idea to have a professional install these systems in your home.
What are the benefits of whole-house dehumidifiers?
- Reduces the amount of moisture in the air throughout your entire residence
- Significantly reduce the chances of mildew and mould growing on your walls, furniture, and belongings
- Reduce musty odours caused by moist air
Is installing one right for you?
A dehumidifier is a welcome unit to many homes. Some people believe that an air conditioner will take care of any humidity within a home. While this belief can be understandable, that is not the case at call. A dehumidifier removes moisture from the air and makes a living area comfortable. Some people cannot function when it is extremely sticky within a home. A dehumidifier can take care of a humidity problem in a timely manner.
What are the benefits of whole-house humidifiers?
A humidifier can make air more acceptable to people who have problems breathing dry air. People of all ages may receive a sore throat, bloody nose, or dry skin, due to dry air circulating throughout a home. A humidifier can help to prevent these unpleasant reactions from happening. Homeowners can determine how much humidity is in the air, and it is very easy to control.
Another benefit to having a humidifier that serves the entire home is that it can prevent wood floors and furnishings from cracking, due to dry air. Static electric charges can be traced to dry air, and a humidifier can greatly reduce the likelihood of an individual being shocked or an electronic device from being damaged.