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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important in Your Home?

It’s a no-brainer that breathing fresh, clean air is essential to good health. However, many Canadians are unaware of the air they are breathing in their own homes. Indoor air quality is a significant factor contributing to our overall health and wellbeing, which is why it’s critical air quality be top of mind when thinking about your home. 

Most Canadians are spending the majority, if not all, of their time inside their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  As we continue to spend time indoors, it’s essential that we rest assured the air we breathe is healthy, and most importantly, safe for ourselves and our family.

Indoor Air Pollution 

Did you know the air inside your home can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoors? While there are several contributors to indoor air pollution, the most common indoor pollutants come from allergies and irritants such as dust, lint, mould and mildew. Common household appliances are also sources of indoor pollutants, such as fumes from vacuums, chemicals from non-stick pans and particles released from furnaces. 

Humidity levels in your household play a critical role in the air quality you’re breathing. Dust, bacteria, allergens and viruses are continually circulating in the air, and proper humidity levels can play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of humidity on your health. 

Effects of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause short-term health effects, including headaches, eye and skin irritation, dry throat, allergies and fatigue.  You are also at risk for long-term respiratory issues such as asthma or bronchitis. Individuals who struggle with asthma or other respiratory illnesses may experience intensified symptoms.

Improve Indoor Air Quality 

There are several ways you as a homeowner can improve the air quality in your home. Turning to professionals to install fresh air filtration systems is an excellent way to improve your home’s air quality. Air filters can set you free and help block pollen, dust, mould, and anything else from clogging up your furnace, allowing you to breathe easier and cleaner air. 

Interested in improving the air quality in your home to protect you and yours? AtlasCare can help find a solution that’s right for you! Our team is familiar with several reliable systems and control strategies that can help you and your family breathe the highest quality air possible. 

AtlasCare is here when you need us to be, whether it is simply to answer your questions or provide you with a free quote. Connect with us online today! 

Our field staff follow strict COVID-19 protocols based on the direction of the CDC, so you can rest assured that your family and our team remain safe at all times.

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