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Indoor Air Quality

Reducing Allergy Triggers in Your Home

We all understand the potential dangers of being exposed to pollution in outdoor environments. When we walk by construction sites through swirls of dust or inhale car exhaust fumes, it’s obvious that the air isn’t pure, but what about the air quality in your home? Often, there’s no evidence that something is wrong with your home’s indoor air quality because you can’t see or smell most of the pollutants in the air. Most homeowners don’t know that long-term exposure to these pollutants could lead to health problems in the future.

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Luckily, there are effective ways to manage these common pollutants so you can protect yourself and your loved ones:

Airborne Particulates

These contaminants consist of many different organic and inorganic particles such as pollen, dust, soot, smoke, pet allergens, bacteria, aerosol particles and plenty more. They can be liquid or solid or a combination of both. Even if you’re careful, you can’t avoid these particles from entering your home or creating them through our everyday activities. That’s where Lennox Whole-Home air cleaners come in. They reduce allergy triggers by capturing airborne allergens and preventing them from circulating through your home. A Lennox air cleaner ensures that your air is fresh and clean by removing 99.9% of all harmful particles.

Odours and Chemical Vapours

Chemical vapours, otherwise known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are chemicals that possess high vapour pressure at room temperature. You can be exposed to VOCs through the use of paints and protective coatings, photocopy machines, new furniture, pesticides etc. Due to minimal exchange between indoor and outdoor air during wintertime, the concentration of these vapours is three to four times higher than in the summer.

Unpleasant odours and fumes can also have a substantial effect on your health and overall comfort. They’re often a result of cooking, cleaning, emissions from new carpets and furniture, etc.

The Lennox PureAir disinfects your home’s air using ultraviolet light and the best filtration technology on the market. The system breaks down harmful particles and makes them safe.

Microorganisms (Mould, Fungus, Dust Mites)

Handling mould, fungus and dust mites is all about humidity control – you don’t want your air to be too dry or too moist! For example, when you turn on your furnace during winter, you end up breathing in dry air. A way to combat this is through the use of a humidifier. On the other hand, during the summer or in humid climates, the use of a dehumidifier can do wonders for preventing mould build up.


Reliable Heating and Cooling Services for Over 80 Years

Are you feeling the negative effects of the poor indoor air quality of your home? Are you unsure and want to test the cleanliness of your air? Lennox has a range of products available that can help to control the humidity in your home. Book your indoor air quality service online today.

Written by

Bob Barkley is a Home Comfort Specialist with over 24 years’ experience in the residential heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry. For more information about cleaning your air or to arrange an in-home evaluation please contact Bob at 1-888-547-6162 ext. 105 or bob@www.toshack.ca.