Breathe Easy | Tips for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Whether you’re experiencing the adverse effects, of the Canadian fires, summer allergies, asthma, or just want to ensure your family is breathing in clean air, there are many ways to import your home’s air quality. Call Mr. Holland’s Home Services today to schedule an Indoor Air Quality expert to see how we can help! (866) 992-1717

Top tips to improve indoor air quality:

  • Keep Your Windows and Doors Closed: As tempting as it may be to let the fresh air in during the summer season, closing your windows and doors during wildfires can help minimize the number of pollutants entering your home. 
  • Use Air Conditioners or Air Purifiers: Invest in an air conditioner or an air purifier to filter out the harmful pollutants from the indoor air.
  • Replace HVAC Filters: Regularly change your HVAC system filters to prevent accumulated particles from getting blown around in the air and into your lungs.
  • Clean Frequently: Frequently dust and vacuum your home to get rid of particulates that may have accumulated.
  • Duct Cleaning: Dirty air ducts become breeding grounds for a wide assortment of creatures, viruses, and bacteria. We use hospital-grade tools and techniques to remove all the harmful contaminants from your ducts.
  • Fresh Air Intake Duct: If you have a fresh air intake duct, block this off. If the combustion makes up the air, then do NOT block it off. One of our experienced and trained HVAC technicians will be able to help with this.

Other tips & information:

  • Smoke contains volatile organic compounds. The way to combat this is with a whole house duct mounted or bypass HEPA system. A UV system that has low-level ozone will combat this. UV lights kill organisms so you must have a system that includes low-level ozone.
  • Additionally, investing in a polarized media air cleaner is recommended.
  • Finally, if you have a heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator, we suggest turning them off.
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