Home Renovation tips Why not re-do your indoor air? Iqaluit NU

Every year we look for home renovation projects that will either give us more comfort or bring beauty or added value to our homes. It could be remode ...

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Home Renovation tips Why not re-do your indoor air?

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(NC)-Every year we look for home renovation projects that will either give us more comfort or bring beauty or added value to our homes. It could be remodeling the kitchen cabinets, installing a luxurious bath or even an air conditioning system. But what about re-doing your indoor air?

More and more health-conscious homeowners are now looking into the health benefits of an air exchanger system when looking to control the air quality of their homes. According to the Canadian Lung Association, indoor air quality has become more of a cause for concern than it was in the past since improved insulation and other energy-saving measures have meant poorer air circulation for many of our homes and buildings.

With poor indoor air quality, the same air-born particles are circulated continuously throughout the home. This can lead to an unhealthy and uncomfortable indoor environment and put you and your family's health at risk.

Health effects from indoor air pollutants may be experienced soon after exposure or, possibly, years later. Immediate effects may show up after a single exposure or repeated exposures. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable.

Sometimes the treatment is simply eliminating the person's exposure to the source of the pollution, if it can be identified. Symptoms of some diseases, including asthma and humidifier fever, may also show up soon after exposure to some indoor air pollutants. Some effects may be made worse by an inadequate supply of outdoor air or from the heating, cooling, or humidity conditions prevalent in the home.

How do you protect your family against the harmful effects of these indoor pollutants? According to the Canadian Lung Association, controlling pollution sources with effective and efficient mechanical ventilation is an important factor in creating a healthy indoor environment.

According to Gerry Gagnon, Product & Market Manager for Venmar Ventilation, the most assured and practical way to clean indoor air is to invest in an air exchanger system that will filter out harmful pollutants and distribute fresh air throughout the home.

The latest technology in indoor air management is Venmar's air exchangers which combine the benefits of both HEPA filtration and ventilation. "This system evacuates polluted indoor air and replaces it with fresh, filtered, outdoor air by trapping airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, pet dander mold and bacteria. Excess humidity during the cold season as well as harmful gaseous pollutants not trapped by the system's HEPA filter are also drawn outside and eliminated," added Gagnon. More details on how to eliminate dangerous indoor air pollutants is available at www.venmar.ca.

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