Every year, homeowners face the same problem: dry, musty and polluted air in their homes. But this doesn’t have to be the case.
What makes the air in our homes so polluted?
During the colder months, the air in our homes isn’t able to circulate freely. Doors and windows are kept shut, and it’s too cold to open them to get some fresh air. Homes are also sealed to be energy efficient, which doesn’t always help with your indoor air quality.
On top of that, some of the products we use daily in our homes contain pollutants, chemicals and allergens that linger in the air. Seemingly harmless everyday products that contribute to your home’s poor air quality include:
- Cleaning products
- Air fresheners
- Scented candles
- Cooking fumes
In fact, studies have shown that the air inside your home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside.
Why does it matter?
The air quality inside your home is important because it can have a serious impact on your health. Allergies, asthma, headaches, anxiety and depression can all be made worse by poor indoor air quality. High levels of mold, chemicals and dust can make you sick and can lead to more serious health problems.
Sometimes, the air quality in a home can be so poor that families are unable to bring sick children or adults home from the hospital because the air is not safe for them to breathe.
So what can I do?
At Cross Heating & Air Conditioning, we can work to adapt your furnace to help clean the air in your home. While some companies and homeowners resort to installing multiple air purifiers throughout the home, we prefer to work with what you already have.
With our whole-home solutions, we can fit your furnace with:
- HEPA filters
- PCO filters
- UV and whole home media filters
With our indoor air quality solutions, you don’t have to worry about the cost of purchasing and maintaining additional portable units.
For more information about our indoor air quality services, contact Cross Heating & Air Conditioning in Waterloo and Listowel!