On average, Canadians spend 90% of their time indoors. Did you know that many common airborne substances can cause a variety of health problems? Your health is important to us. That’s why the team at Signature Home Heat & Air specializes in installing heating and cooling systems, as well as UV air purifiers for customers in Ottawa and the surrounding areas. Here’s an overview of five common substances that can impact the quality of your indoor air.
On top of degrading and discolouring the walls and ceilings in your home, mould can be toxic. In fact, prolonged mould exposure can lead to chronic colds and asthma.
- VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS)
VOCs are chemicals that evaporate into the air at room temperature. These chemicals are found in a variety of products including glue, varnish, solvent, paint, textiles and furniture. Being exposed to VOCs can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, fatigue and allergies.
- HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS
Certain cleaning products like bleach, air fresheners, furniture polish, oven cleaners and window sprays contain harmful chemical components. Regularly using these substances indoors can affect your health.
- COMBUSTIBLE FUELS
Natural gas and wood-burning stoves often release carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide into the air. Over time, inhaling the smoke from these appliances can cause headaches, dizziness, difficulty breathing and worsen certain heart problems like angina.
- FINE PARTICLES
The fine particles found in dust can contain pollen, mould, bacteria and other allergens. Breathing in these tiny particles can affect your respiratory and cardiac systems.
Investing in a whole-home air purifier that connects to your central heating or air conditioning system can eliminate a variety of contaminants and pollutants in the air you breathe.
High-Quality Air Purifiers
At Signature Home Heat & Air in Ottawa, we can help you choose the right UV air purifier to limit the amount of harmful and volatile substances in your indoor air. Contact us for a free estimate.