Ottawa Indoor Air Quality What you need to know about indoor air quality in your Ottawa home Stop the Sneezes! What you might not know about the quality of the air in your house. Take a deep breath. That feels pretty nice, right? Or does it? You might be shocked if you were aware of how many toxins you may have just inhaled, including chemical vapors, microbes, mildew, viruses, germs, dust, dirt, pollen, allergens and more. All of these contribute to increased allergy symptoms, which could lead to at the least, discomfort in your home, and at the worst, extreme respiratory and sinus issues. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American: Nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States. Allergies have an effect on as many as 30% of adults and 40% of children. Allergic disease (including asthma) is the fifth leading chronic disease in the United States. Allergic disease is the third most common chronic disease in children under 18 years of age. But it doesn't have to be that way! Call Francis Home Environment Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning right now for a FREE home air quality and ease analysis at 613-317-2303 or plan your appointment online. We have answers that can help advance your indoor air quality, help keep your breathing air healthy, and may even help drop the quantity of medication you’re taking to battle airborne allergens. Eliminating Indoor Air Pollution is Easy According to the EPA, indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air. ONE HUNDRED times! Comtemplate the reality that you breathe an estimated 3,000 gallons of air each day. So do your kids. So does your pet. Seriously, friends, we shouldn’t take indoor air quality for granted. It’s time to make a change. Luckily Francis Home Environment Service Experts can help! There are many options for fighting allergy-inducing pollution in your home. High-efficiency air filtration and air cleaners purify or eradicate all the irritating airborne pollutants that lead to sneezing. Options vary from HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration to lights that remove viruses and duct cleaning that eliminates built-up debris from over the years. Air Filtration Systems Choosing the right air filtration products help keep contaminants and particles from residing in your home’s air. There are a number of options to choose from, including everything from what the hospitals use, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration, to basic filters that you change monthly. Learn More Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Assessing the humidity in your home is essential in providing the best comfort for your Ottawa home. Too much or too little can be bad, but there is a middle ground you should be aiming for. Take a peak at all of the options we carry and find the ideal one for you and your home. Learn More Duct Cleaning The most of the air inside your house will pass through your ducts as a part of your heating and cooling system. With the quantity of air traveling through your ducts, they get dirty with a number of contaminants and need to be cleaned in order to maintain the efficiency of your system. Learn More Ventilation Keeping your home ventilated not only preserves fresh air circulating throughout your household, but can help make sure that the air inside your home isn’t stagnant and full of pollutants. Newer houses are sealed more firmly, which means there’s more risk for pollutants to linger in your home’s air. Learn More Your family needs to take steps to enhance the quality of the air you breathe indoors. By taking control, you can do the following: Help you and your family stay healthier. That’s right, you can Stop the Sneezes! According to the American College of Allergists, 50 percent of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. Lessen your home's energy consumption. How? Cleaner air advances how efficient your heating and cooling system runs. Can you say “smaller carbon footprint” and “lower costs over time?” Protect your investment. Enhanced air quality keeps heating and air conditioning components from weathering, microbials, grime, and debris. Call Francis Home Environment Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 613-317-2303 to arrange your FREE home air quality and comfort analysis.