Indoor Air Quality Tips from Polar Refrigeration in Prince George
Did you know the average person takes over 17,000 breaths per day, consuming roughly 45,000 litres of air? Most likely you won’t sense indoor air impurities with each breath. But as mould, dust, and allergens accumulate in your lungs it can have a big impact on your health. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home has 5 times more air pollution than a majority of outdoor spaces.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF POOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY?
If you experience frequent headaches, nasal congestion, dizziness, or fatigue, it could mean your home has poor indoor air quality. Air contaminants can aggravate allergies, as well as cause problems for asthma sufferers.
WHAT CAUSES INDOOR AIR POLLUTION?
Impurities in the air can be caused by carpeting, upholstery, household chemicals, and the many particulates which are pulled in from outside. One of the problems of removing indoor air pollutants is that they easily accumulate, but are hardly removed through ventilation systems. This creates a multiplying effect which is difficult to avoid without a product such as an air purifier or filtering unit.
BUT, MY HOME IS CLEAN!
Many homeowners don’t take appropriate action in improving indoor air quality because their homes appear to be clean. But it’s the microscopic dust, dirt, and chemicals that escape your HVAC filter are easily absorbed by the lungs.
A Breathe of Relief
Take back the quality of your indoor air with these health-boosting products from Lennox®:
The PureAir™ air purification system tackles odours and chemical vapours that cause headaches, rashes, fatigue, and illness, while replacing it with fresh, filtered outdoor air.
The Humiditrol® dehumidification system creates a safe, comfortable humidity level for your whole home. This prevents the formation of moulds and mildews which can cause hay fever and exacerbate asthma problems.
High-efficiency filtration products from Lennox® and Polar Refrigeration can trap microscopic particles before they recycle into your indoor air. These are simply the best tools in fighting pollen, dust mites, dirt, and pet dander.
Air Quality by the Numbers
As discovered by a 2004 AirAdvice field study of 10,254 homes, they found:
86% of homes have high levels of dust, pollen, and airborne viruses
71% of homes are filled with harmful chemicals and gases
46% of homes have serious issues with temperature and humidity
*Source: AirAdvice 2004 field study of 10,254 test homes