Indoor Air Quality

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Indoor air quality has become an important health and safety concern.  Common issues associated with IAQ include improper or inadequately maintained heating and ventilation systems. Contamination by construction materials, glues, fibreglass, particle boards, paints, chemicals, etc.

IAQ problems may arise from one or more of the following causes:

  • Indoor environment – inadequate temperature, humidity, poor air circulation, ventilation system issues.
  • Indoor air contaminants – chemicals, dust, mould or fungi, bacteria, gases, vapours, odours.
  • Insufficient outdoor air intake.

Here are some tips on ways that you can ensure good indoor air quality in your home:

  • Vent bathrooms and kitchens
  • Store toxic compounds out of the occupiable space.
  • Minimize combustion sources such as candles and cigarettes.
  • Leave indoor doors open for being air circulation.
  • Properly vent fireplaces, wood stoves and other hearth products
  • Use a mechanical HVAC system in your home with a filtration system built into the ductwork.
  • Open windows and doors when outside conditions permit.
  • Consider using low-emission cleaning products.