Between working and relaxing, we spend more time than ever indoors. Not to mention, six months of the year, London and the rest of Southwestern Ontario is a pretty inhospitable winter wonderland! Ensuring that your indoor air quality is the best it can possibly be is important to your health and the health of your family!
Inside your home, there are two main sources of contaminants: chemical and biological. Chemical pollutants include paint, cleaning products, cigarette smoke, or fumes associated with woodworking and metalworking. For the most part, these are all temporary annoyances, yet they have prolonged health effects. Biological pollutants include dust, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and more. These often invisible particles can wreak havoc on the health of anyone living in your home. While you may not notice anything for months, or even years, these biological pollutants can have serious repercussions.
The air quality in your home is affected by anything and everything that is circulated through the air. Your air conditioner and furnace play a big role in circulated air throughout your home. You rely on these heating and cooling products to keep you comfortable, but many homeowners don’t always things about the effect they’re having on the air. Most home heating and cooling products have a 1” filter that is used to prevent debris from entering the unit itself, and then being circulated around your home. Using additional filtration systems My Heating & Cooling Guy can increase the efficiency of your air filtration system.
The higher the MERV System, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value the more efficiently the air in your home is being filtered. MERV is measured on a scale of 1 through 16. The higher the number, the better the filtration system is. Health care facilities, long term care facilities, or homes where the occupants suffer from respiratory conditions higher MERV filters are required. For pure air, free of debris and biological particles, My Heating & Cooling Guy will suggest the most efficient MERV filter your heating or cooling unit can handle.
To learn more about indoor air quality or to schedule an in-home estimate, call us today at 226-919-8475!