About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Increase Indoor Air Quality with These Essential Tips

Phil Laprairie

Increase Indoor Air Quality with These Essential TipsIf you're like most people, your home is a special place where you can relax and enjoy time with family and friends. However, you may not be aware that there could be unseen dangers lurking around your home, including deadly gases, toxic substances and harmful bacteria.

The good news is that there are some relatively simple and inexpensive steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality today. And since you likely spend more time at home than anywhere else, it's vital that you ensure your home is a healthy place to stay.

Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

  • Keeping it clean. You can remove a significant amount of pollutants from your home just by sticking to a regular cleaning schedule. Vacuum (ideally with a machine that has a HEPA filter) and/or mop your floors twice per week. You should also clean your surface areas with a damp cloth, wash bedding in hot water every week and use an eco-friendly cleaning product to keep mold, bacteria and germs out of your home.
  • Providing fresh air. Homes today are more air tight than ever, which is smart for energy conservation, but can also trap more pollutants inside your home. Open your windows whenever the weather permits, and use exhaust fans when showering and cooking. You might even consider installing a whole-house ventilation system.
  • Storing harmful chemicals properly. Keep paints, pesticides and other toxic chemical products locked away in an outside storage container or on a secure shelf in your garage.
  • Monitoring other dangers. Install carbon monoxide and fire detectors around your home, so you'll always be warned if your family is in harm's way. Make sure to replace the batteries in your detectors twice a year. 

For more tips on how to improve the indoor air quality in your Calgary home, please feel free to contact Arpi's Industries, Ltd. anytime.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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