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Last month, Canada observed National Lung Month in an effort to raise awareness about the millions of people that live with chronic lung disease. It’s a time to educate ourselves and those around us about how to keep our lungs healthy. As an HVAC company, Davenport-Campbell understands how critical indoor air quality is for your lungs and to your overall health, and we work to bring you the very best products to help you receive the cleanest air possible.
Poor indoor air can result in asthma or serious allergies. We have some tips that can help you maintain good indoor air within your home to keep you and your family breathing comfortably.
- Say goodbye to noxious cleaners – they contain chemicals that can damage your lungs over time with repetitive use and inhaling the fumes. Opt for “green” cleaning supplies with natural ingredients or even try your hand at making your own, safer cleaners.
- Check for mould in areas that get damp often or experience regular moisture, like your bathrooms (especially under cracked tiles). Ensure the mould is cleaned properly and appropriate ventilation is in place to prevent future reoccurrence!
- Dust often – we know it’s everywhere, but proper vacuuming and the wiping down of surfaces can make a big difference in your indoor air. You should also ensure that you vacuum and clean rugs, curtains and upholstery to remove dust that has settled into the fabric.
- Invest in indoor air quality improvement systems, which can make a huge impact for your overall lung health:
- Humidifier: we all know how dry the air gets in the winter. A whole-home humidifier will deliver optimum humidity to keep your home comfortable and breathing easier all season.
- Purifier: The levels of pollution in your indoor air can be 2-5 times higher (and sometimes even 100 times higher) than outdoor air. A purifier can eliminate pollutants like bacteria, pollen, animal dander and more from circulating within your home.
- Ventilation: Proper ventilation is necessary for your indoor air quality as it removes stale air from your home and replaces it with fresh air.
Learn more about your lung health and how to breathe better in the future by visiting lung.ca and contact Davenport-Campbell today with any questions you may have about improving your indoor air quality – we’re happy to help.