Air Quality Drops as Wildfires Ensue
Wildfires ensue down though Quebec and towards Ontario as the air quality declines rapidly. There are many people in Canada and even New York that are struggling to breathe today. Environment Canada has urged people to stay inside because of the poor air quality and side effects it can have on your health. In the St Jacobs area, the Air Quality Index is at a fair 33 today with other areas of Ontario strongly impacted. Environment Canada is also urging people to wear a N95 mask if you need to go outside to reduce inhaling any fine particles that might be in the air from the fires.
Total Home Energy Systems wanted to share some helpful tips to keep your indoor air quality at its best.
If you have an HRV or ERV, turn it off or unplug it.
Keep your windows closed, minimize the ability for the outside air to enter your home.
Check your furnace filter and make sure it is clean.
There are different products to help improve indoor air quality. Electrostatic air cleaner which can control particulates and collect 97% of ultrafine particulates. 3 microns or higher. UV lights that can disinfect and deodorize the air. Total Home Energy Systems also has the HEPA filtration system, which can collect 99.97% of ultrafine particulates.
If you have any questions about how indoor air quality products can help give your home the cleanest air possible, give Total Home a call at (519) 664-2008 or visit our website at https://www.thesheatingcooling.ca/.