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  • Contributing Factors: Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Pollution


    Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an important environmental factor to consider. Considering that we spend around ninety percent of our time inside, we have to do everything feasible to enhance the air we breathe. During the power crisis of the seventies, Canadians began to “tightly” close their workplaces and homes in order to save energy. Fast forward today, we often find larger, extended families falling under the same roof. In many cases, the adults are working with much less time to care for the home. Air flow as well as cleanliness play vital parts in maintaining good air quality; although, the indoor atmosphere is impacted by many contributing factors.

    There are many factors that can affect the quality of the interior air in your home. Tobacco smoke, radon, pet dander, mold, as well as cooking smells are some common contributors. Renovations and remodeling, new furniture, new carpet installation, freshly painted walls, air fresheners, or even caulking and adhesives - there are many sources of interior air pollution.  Not to be overlooked, think of all those products used for household cleaning. It’s important to read the labels on the items you bring into your home. When used, you and your family members will be exposed in the confines of your home.

    What this illustrates is that homeowners need take a look at the whole picture. Everyday items we purchase and bring into well-constructed homes, offset VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds),  (sometimes referred to as “off-gassing”).

    It is important that your home has adequate ventilation. Your HVAC system plays a vital role in this function.  A quality furnace or air conditioner filter (the same thing) goes a long way in filtrating out airborne particles, debris and smells. Regular maintenance, which includes examining and replacing the filter, when required, is key.

    Home should always be a place of comfort and enjoyment. So be aware of your indoor air quality and take steps to reduce or eliminate factors that could cause potential health issues. Your body will thank you!

  • What You Need To Know About Replacing Furnace Filters

    Choosing an ideal filter is key to your indoor breathing environment. A good filter will not only provide effective heating and cooling, it will also make it more efficient. The absence of proper air   filtration  may have costly, and or serious ramifications. It may increase the maintenance or consumption costs alongside reducing the longevity and comfort. Some items to pay attention to:


    Some filters are located directly in the heating system intake, whereas some are placed in the furnace itself. Check the furnace manufacturing specs first to determine the type of filter setup in advance to make sure you know what you are looking for.


    Air Filter Quality Ratings Chart

    2. Identify the direction of air flow through the filter:

    Generally, most filters  flow air from one direction. It is important to follow the air flow setup to make sure the pleats don't cave, or collapse as they accumulate dust and debris.

    3. Take out the old filter and place it into a garbage bag immediately to avoid dispersal of dust and debris:

    Turn off the furnace to ensure your safety and to prevent blowing unfiltered particles through your duct system while you are installing the new filter.

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    Why Should I Worry about Indoor Pollution?

    A Few Tips to remember when choosing a furnace filter:

    Even if after all this, you suspect that the air you are breathing still carries an abnormal amount of airborne particles, or presents specific health concerns, you probably want to think about contacting your local duct cleaning service.

    Always remember to check your manufacturer's manual for correct sizing and ratings before you purchase your new filter. It will save you time, money and aggravation.

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