When air cleaners, filtration and ventilation devices are used correctly, and combined with best health practices provided by Public Health, they can be part of a plan to help reduce airborne transmission of germs, bacteria, coronavirus and other types of viruses in indoor spaces1.
Indoor air quality refers to air quality within the buildings we live in, work in or spend any time in and it’s known to affect the health, comfort and well-being of building occupants.
Even when the weather warms up, most of us still spend up to 90% of our time inside. That’s never been more true than right now as we shelter in place to protect ourselves and our families from the coronavirus pandemic.
This all means, of course, that keeping our home environment and indoor air quality (IAQ) clean and comfortable is more important than ever.
According to the Government of Canada, air contaminants and pollutants present in the air can lead to health concerns. There a number of allergens and substances of concern including dust, cigarette smoke and so-called Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emitted as gases from household products like paints and aerosols. Other fine particles that reduce the quality of the air we breathe include mould, fungi, bacteria, dust mites, pollen and spores.
A variety of government organizations and NGOs, including the Government of Canada, have published articles and guidelines for sustaining air quality indoors.
There are many effective steps you can take to significantly improve your indoor environment.
If you have any questions about indoor air quality or home humidity during the COVID-19 pandemic or beyond – don’t hesitate to call or book a no-obligation consultation with one of our Home Comfort Advisors.
For even more great information about Indoor Air Quality and Air Purification, be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Indoor Air Quality.