Health Canada says we spend almost 90 percent of our time indoors,
making good indoor air quality as important to our general health and
well-being as, well, the air we breathe.
The Calgary Allergy Network advises your home should be between
35 and 40 percent humidity in winter. You can check your levels using a
humidity gauge. Alberta’s low humidity can usually be resolved by using
humidifiers throughout your home. If humidity is too high, mould and
dust mites can grow. Try installing an air exchange or heat recovery unit
to bring the moisture back down.
Any big differences in humidity or temperature between rooms could
be the result of poor ventilation and can be fixed by a ventilation expert.
Your expert can also fix backdrafts from fireplaces — when smoke and
toxic particles get pulled into the house instead of up the chimney.
The above tips will help keep you breathin’ easy this winter.
install hepA filters
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For more information on
indoor air quality, check
out Health canada’s
residential indoor Air
Quality Guidelines at