Improve Your Home’s Air Quality
Ensuring good air quality is incredibly important, and knowing how to reduce air pollution at home can help increase the quality of your air which has many benefits! Air purification might be top of mind due to the global pandemic, or you may want to increase your at-home air quality because you’re spending more and more time in your home.
Since we live in a northern climate, the average Albertan spends 70% of their time indoors. That’s a lot of time to be breathing in the same kind of air! If you’ve started working from home, that means your time indoors is predominantly in the same space, making it even more important to increase your home’s air quality. Read on for the best ways to reduce air pollution at home!
HEPA Air Purifier Systems & Filters
HEPA air purifier systems can be placed in the rooms you spend the most time in. HEPA stands for high-efficiency particulate air or high-efficiency particulate arrestance, and HEPA filters are mechanical filters that reduce air pollution incredibly. HEPA filters are made from thin fibres of glass and contain an activated carbon-based element. Lincolnberg homeowners can purchase a HEPA filter to use in their high-efficiency furnaces.
Homeshield UV Light Purification System
Homeshield UV Light Purification Systems are a fantastic customization option from Lincolnberg Master Builders. The purification system uses medical-grade UV lamps to purify your home’s indoor environment. The UV lights remove the ability for mould and bacteria to build up in your HVAC system, improving efficiency and air quality. The UV lamps output 99% sterilization, which kills bacteria and contaminants, reduces the effects of allergies and filters all air entering and exiting your HVAC system.
High-Performance Furnace Filters
High-performance filters are definitely worth the extra cost! The high-performance filters will reduce the amount of dust and animal air from your HVAC system, they improve air quality and can help with seasonal and animal allergies! If you’re looking for a quick and easy improvement to your home air quality, changing to higher performance furnace filters is a great way to do so!
Another way to improve your at-home air quality is general maintenance. Changing your furnace filter regularly is incredibly important. You should also be sure to have your ventilation system cleaned every three to five years (potentially more often if you have pets). It’s also important to clean your furnace regularly (every 2 years), the vents are important, but your furnace is the source, so you should ensure it is well maintained. Another tip is to organize your furniture so that there is at least 18 inches between your furniture and air vents, this promotes free airflow.
Maintaining high-quality air in your home is incredibly important for your health and safety. When building with Lincolnberg Master Builders, be sure to ask about all our air purification options!