Have you been hearing the term indoor air quality Vancouver or IAQ used more lately? The reason it’s a hot topic is because of how negatively poor indoor air quality can effect the health of your family. It is estimated that indoor air can be up to 70 times more polluted than outdoor air. With poor indoor air quality in your home, your family may experience exacerbated health problems such as allergies, respiratory issues and sinus issues. According to the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, negative health effects may show up later with continual exposure. It is important to take the quality of your indoor air seriously before your family experiences negative health effects.

So what constitutes good indoor air quality Vancouver? According to the United States Department of Labor, “The qualities of good IAQ should include comfortable temperature and humidity, adequate supply of fresh outdoor air, and control of pollutants from inside and outside of the building.” In this article we will discuss ways to improve the indoor air quality Vancouver and over all comfort of your home.

 

Filters

The easiest way to improve your indoor air quality Vancouver is to change your air filters regularly. Your air filters should be changed every month to once a year depending on the filter type and how much dirt and dust the filter is collecting. To read more about filter sizes and types click here.

 

Air Purifier

The Protector, an air purifier, reduces mold, viruses and other contaminates in your home by 99% using NASA based technology. It also greatly reduces excessive smells in your home due to pets and/or smoking. After installing The Protector, these health issues may improve:

  • Allergies
  • Cough
  • Chest Tightness
  • Nauseau
  • Sinus Issues
  • Dizziness
  • Eye/Nose/Throat Irritation
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

 

Duct Cleaning

Dust, dirt, mold and other contaminants build up within the ductwork of your heating and cooling system over time. These contaminants are then cycled through your home throughout the day, which can make existing health problems worse. We recommend getting your ductwork cleaned every 7 years by a professional.  We use the Rod-Whip method for our professional duct cleanings. This method thoroughly your entire duct work and leaves your home with hospital grade clean air.

 

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Thermostats are becoming more advanced than ever. The new Wi-Fi smart thermostats, such as Lennox’s iComforS30, help to alleviate your allergies indoors and improve indoor air quality through pollen monitoring. When the pollen count is high outdoors, it automatically kicks on the fan on your HVAC system. In addition, these thermostats are programmable so you can set the thermostat to different temperatures throughout the day for your increased comfort. Often people will have it a different temperature when they are sleeping compared to during the day when they are active in the home.

 

Local Experts

With over 70 years experience, Miller’s Heating & Air is your local indoor air quality expert. Have questions about IAQ or want to schedule an appointment? Call us today at 360-524-2800. Our office hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Friday, but we always have a technician on call to help with any emergencies that may arise.