Despite spending almost 90% of their time indoors, most Canadians remain unaware of the many negative health effects associated with poor indoor air quality (IAQ). With inadequately maintained ventilation and heating systems serving as the leading cause of poor IAQ, creating a healthier indoor environment for you and your family may be as simple as a scheduled residential furnace cleaning from A1 Heating in St. Albert.
Chemicals, moulds, fungi, bacteria, dust, and other contaminants can make the air quality in your home more polluted than the air on a busy city street. Poor air quality is linked to numerous health symptoms, including dryness and irritation of the eyes, throat, nose, and skin. In addition, poor IAQ may trigger allergic reactions and in extreme cases result in shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness, and nausea. Because the regular cleaning of furnace ducts can reduce airborne contaminants and improve IAQ, it’s important to hire professionals with the expertise necessary to clear every duct in your home.
While there are several ways to clean your furnace ducts, A1 Heating uses an effective vacuum system. While the extremely powerful vacuum remains housed in a truck, a technician attaches a hose to the blower compartment of your furnace. For each room, compressed air is used to free the dust clinging to your ducts and is then sucked out of your home. A1 Heating will also ensure that all registers, fans, coils, and more are cleaned. A1 Heating also has many options to help with IAQ through air filtration and purification. We offer a wide range of improved filters and can provide air purification systems with the Bryant Perfect Air systems or offer the germicidal cleansing of a UV light. Sometimes, adding humidity with a whole-home humidifier or taking away humidity with air conditioning can provide the solutions needed for some clients. For more information on A1 Heating’s rigorous residential furnace cleaning regimen, visit our Duct Cleaning page.
When the air in your home is free of contaminants that put unnecessary stress on your respiratory system, you and your family will breathe easier and experience improved sleep quality and a reduction in allergic reactions.
If you or your family members are experiencing symptoms related to poor IAQ, give A1 Heating a call today. Remember: a clean and efficient furnace does more than lower your energy bills and increase the lifespan of your furnace, it gives you peace of mind that you and your loved ones are breathing the best air possible.