Believe it or not, air quality can be worse indoors than it is outdoors. While that’s true any time of the year, indoor air quality often takes a dive during the winter months for two major reasons. Culprits include heating appliances, which push dry air (and potentially pollutants) into the air, and a lack of ventilation (from windows that are closed 24/7).
The good news is that there are a number of ways you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe easier this winter with air purification devices from Stan’s HVAC
How Air Purifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality
Simply put, air purifiers remove contaminants such as dust, dirt, pollen, mold, skin flakes, pet dander, bacteria, and other foreign particles from the air. These are especially helpful for those who suffer from allergies or asthma.
How Humidifiers Improve Indoor Air Quality
Humidifiers make your home feel more comfortable in the winter months and help reduce heating costs by adding extra moisture into the air. The extra humidity also helps reduce dry skin, helps alleviate cough and flu symptoms, improves breathing for those with asthma. Additionally, humidifiers help your body naturally filter bacteria and pollutants, and increases oxygen levels for less headaches and fatigue.
How UV Lamps Improve Indoor Air Quality
UV lights are installed in the air handler of your HVAC system and make a significant improvement to air quality by efficiently and powerfully eliminating harmful pollutants from your home including bacteria, mold, and viruses.
How Air Filters Improve Indoor Air Quality
An integral component to your HVAC system, air filters capture dust and air particles, allowing your HVAC equipment to function more efficiently. Filters help prevent allergies and asthma which help you breathe cleaner air..
How Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV) Improve Indoor Air Quality
Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRV)s transfer heat between the inside and outside of your home to regulate the temperature indoors. During summer months, the device pulls stale, hot air from inside and pushes it outside, and vice-versa in the winter. That means less work for your furnace this winter!
How Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV) Improve Indoor Air Quality
Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERV)s supply fresh air to your home while exhausting stale air out, and in the process recover energy from the exhausted air. The difference between an HRV and an ERV is that an ERV will also adjust humidity in addition to adjusting the temperature of the home.
If you’re getting your home ready for the upcoming winter weather, indoor air quality should be on your checklist! Give Stan’s HVAC a call today at 613 237-4040 and one of our professionals will be able to help you find the air purification system that suits your needs.