Home comfort has become a priority to many homeowners as we head into another hybrid working year. Many of us will spend half or more of our working days at home in 2022 and beyond.
Self-care for our homes is almost as important as self-care for ourselves!
Let’s not leave matters of home comfort to the last minute, when drastic upgrades might be unavoidable. Allow us to help you plan your home maintenance proactively!
Let’s Talk About Ventilation (We Call it Venting!)
You know that the air we breathe outside can be filled with pollutants; do you also know that the same is true of indoor air? In fact, the air pollution indoors is often worse because of limited circulation and the fact that homes are sealed with heating or cooling most of the year here in Canada.
Common Indoor Pollutants You Could Be Breathing in Regularly Can Include:
- Fumes from household cleaning supplies,
- Perfumed products intended to make your home smell nice, including air fresheners, and candles,
- Fumes from your gas stove and cooking.
While most of us have these in our homes, we must remember that they are air pollutants that contribute to poor air quality. Fear not! That’s where ventilation fits in and your equipment should be geared to help.
Need help with ventilation? Give your local ClimateCare a call to see how you can up your filtration game by maximizing your HVAC system’s efficiency
What Can You Do To Reduce Indoor Air Pollution in Your Home To Help Keep Your Family Healthy?
Over the next couple of months, we advise that you allocate a few hours to work through this small but powerful list of proactive checks that will ensure the utmost comfort for you and your family:
- Check your furnace filter. This is a low-cost, high-value way to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system, especially if you’re spending a lot of time at home.
- Replace lower-end filters. Swap low-end filters with higher-quality ones – this will help your filter trap smaller-sized contaminants.
- Make sure filters fit snugly. Filters need to be airtight. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended size.
- Balance, or adjust your vents for the summer. For example, warm air rises and cool air sinks; so close your A/C vents on the lower floor(s) in the summer so more air gets directed upstairs if you need it.
- Don’t hesitate to call in an expert if you find that your heating and cooling system isn’t working quite like you would like it to. Heating and cooling is an essential service! We should all have access to home comfort year-round.
Want to know who to call if you need help? Here is a list of ClimateCare members by locality, find one near you and give them a ring to get a smart plan to up your filtration game and maximize your HVAC system’s efficiency.