Homeowners in Ottawa spend the majority of their time indoors during the long, harsh winters, which means air quality is of the utmost importance. We want to help you start 2021 off on the right foot with these tips to improve your indoor air quality.
Humidify Dry Air
This tip will not only improve your indoor air quality, but it can also prevent illness. It’s no coincidence that winter is known as the cold and flu season, and it’s largely due to the abundance of dry air. When the air is moist, airborne viruses and germs cling to the water droplets and drop to the ground quickly, so alternately when the air is dry, they remain airborne for longer periods. Installing a whole-home humidifier will keep the air in your home moist, which will reduce the number of airborne contaminants and improve your overall home comfort.
Although you are more likely to suffer from allergies in the spring and summer, there are allergens in your household air all year long. The first step to combat this is to regularly change your air filters because over time, as they become clogged, some of the smaller particles like allergens get forced through. Another way to reduce the number of allergens in your home is with a whole-home air purifier. Keeping the air in your home clean is the first step to improving your indoor air quality.
Many people think air pollution is an issue that affects the air outside of their homes, but the truth is there are several sources of pollution inside people’s homes that contaminate the air. Things like printers and heavy chemical cleaners can release a lot of pollutants into your household air. It’s important to choose eco-friendly products when you can, but a whole-home air purifier can combat the pollutants that you can’t avoid.
Sleep and Concentration
This is less of a tip to improve your indoor air quality, and more of a reminder of the benefits you’ll receive. Studies have shown that dry and dirty air can negatively impact the quality of sleep you are getting each night, and getting a good night’s sleep is the key to having good mental and physical health. This is why we firmly believe that improving your indoor air quality is the best way to ensure you’ll have a healthy and successful year.
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