Evaluate Your Indoor Air Quality this National Lung Month
November marks National Lung Month in Canada, which is a time to support those who suffer from chronic lung disease and encourage the education of how to keep our lungs healthy. Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists especially understands how critical clean indoor air quality is at home – it is where we spend most of our time, after all, and we strive to help our customers find the best ways to keep that air clean.
There are several ways you can improve your lung health and your indoor air quality:
Vacuum Floors, Rugs & Upholstery
Dust settles quickly in the home and can lead to asthma and allergic reactions. Vacuum your floors, rugs and upholstery to remove dust that has settled there, and wipe down surfaces to keep it at bay.
Mould can be sneaky and appear in your home unannounced. Areas that experience moisture often, such as bathrooms, can get mould growing under the tiles and begin to affect your indoor air quality. You can have your home professionally inspected and invest in a moisture meter to monitor the humidity levels and keep it at a proper level.
Green Cleaning Supplies
You can consider switching out your household cleaners with “green” cleaners that don’t contain noxious chemicals. These chemicals can be severely detrimental to your lung health when used repetitively over time.
Add Indoor Air Quality Systems to Your Home
- Humidifier: Dry air during the winter is a given, but the air in your home doesn’t have to be! A humidifier will help restore your indoor air quality’s humidity levels and keep you comfortable all season long.
- Filter: Switching out your old filter for a new one can help combat indoor pollution by capturing over 95% of particles and keeping them from recirculating back into the clean air in your home.
- Ventilation: Stale and contaminated air is effectively replaced with fresh air and with virtually no heat or energy loss.
- Purifier: A great way to clean bacteria and other contaminants from the air that can be a great benefit to those who suffer from allergies, or to remove the presence of second-hand smoke in the home.
Take the opportunity this National Lung Month to explore the ways you can improve your indoor air quality and breathe better. Fahrhall is happy to help you find the best ways to do so for your home – contact us today!
For more information about National Lung Month and keeping your lungs healthy, click here.