You made it through another one of Ottawa’s famously frigid winters, which means now it’s time to break out the cleaning supplies and get ready for some spring and summer fun! Spring cleaning is no small feat, but if you’re looking to improve your overall home comfort, you’ll want to upgrade your indoor air quality as well with these tips.
Just like any good spring cleaning routine, if you want to upgrade your indoor air quality, you should start by washing the surfaces and upholstery around your home. Homes today are designed to be extremely air-tight, which allows you to efficiently heat and cool them, but it also means that any dust and debris that settles or is tracked indoors, stays indoors. Thoroughly vacuum the floors, upholstery, and nooks and crannies around your home, and then wait an hour or two before mopping to ensure any dust that got disrupted has time to settle so you can mop it up.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the easiest way to upgrade your indoor air quality is to start at the source. You should change your air filter at least every 90 days, or less if you have pets or several occupants in your home. We recommend changing your filter at the start of every season as well, because each time of year comes with its own allergens and contaminants, so it’s good to start a new season with a clean slate.
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) are an excellent upgrade to any home comfort system that will benefit your indoor air quality all year long. These systems exchange the stale air in your home with fresh outdoor air, but during the exchange, they also transfer the heat or cold from the outgoing air into the incoming air. These systems allow you to introduce fresh air into your home without sacrificing your heating and cooling systems’ efficiency.
Whole-home air purifiers are another quick HVAC system upgrade that will improve your indoor air quality. Whole-home units are installed to work in conjunction with your existing heating and cooling systems and ductwork, and unlike portable units, they improve the air quality throughout your entire home, not just in individual rooms.
Scheduling annual maintenance will ensure your systems are running at their best. Our expert technicians can give you a breakdown of any issues they find, plus, annual maintenance is extremely important and essential in keeping your manufacturer’s warranty valid.
For all your indoor air quality questions and concerns,
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The home comfort specialists at Team Harding have been proudly serving Ottawa’s HVAC needs for over 25 years. Our team of licensed technicians strives to provide our clients with dependable service and quality equipment.
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