The Importance of Proper Indoor Air Quality in Calgary
We’ve all heard it before, either by ad or informational brochure trying to sell the latest gimmick, that the air inside our home is worse than the air outside. While it’s been used as a sales gimmick, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor pollution sources that release gases or microscopic particles into the air are the primary causes of indoor air quality problems in homes. Sources of indoor air pollution in homes include:
- Combustion sources such as oil, gas, kerosene, coal, wood and tobacco products (carbon monoxide and other invisible and potentially deadly gases);
- Products such as carpets, household cleaning products, and insulation and building materials can produce toxins at high levels;
- Dust, mold, and allergens can easily and invisibly accumulate and spread through the air and throughout your home; and
- Outdoor sources such as radon and pesticides can get in your home.
At Just in Time Furnace Inc, we carry a variety of products that help with your indoor air quality. We have everything from humidifiers and air cleaners that offer a healthier indoor air experience to updated vents and ductwork to improve overall energy efficiency. We even provide filters and residential and commercial duct cleaning.
Humidifiers offer various benefits for your health - reduce the risk of infections, help soften skin, relieve sinuses, promote faster healing times, and improve sleep. Other benefits include reducing your heating bill and offering a healthier environment for houseplants.
Filters are used on your furnace to catch dust, dirt, and other allergens. It’s important to frequently replace your furnace filters to ensure quality air. Routine filter change according to your system’s recommended maintenance schedule can keep your home pollution-free and keep your heating and cooling system in fine working for just a few dollars a year.
An air cleaner or air purifier actively removes contaminates from the air in a room. By removing dust, pollen, mold spores, and pet dander from the air, an air cleaner makes breathing easier and reduces the number of allergens that may trigger allergies or asthma. Some filtration systems that can remove up to 98 percent of all household contaminants.
New vents and ductwork, including a fresh air intake vent pre-filter system for residential homes, offer a high dust holding capacity to reduce allergens in the air and improved energy efficiency for your home or business.
If you have questions about the air quality in your home or for any or all services your home or business furnace needs, call Just in Time Furnace Inc at 403-333-6666 today for a free quote.