About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 18 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 sharing his passion for soccer with his kids and enjoys watching them at soccer practice and games.

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How Does the Normal Air Quality Index Work with Your HVAC System?

Damien McCusker

Your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is a measure of how healthy the air in your home is. Factors that IAQ measures include humidity, how clean the air is, a lack of odours, and the overall temperature. Low IAQ can cause your home to become uncomfortable, lead to increased upkeep costs, and affect your health. A normal air quality index is used to measure how safe air is to breathe and tracks pollutants, judging how safe it is to be in an environment and what activities you can safely do in that environment. 

3 Tips to Keep Your Air Quality Index in the Green

Regular care can keep your home’s normal air quality index in a healthy range and ensure your continued comfort and well-being. You can keep your home’s normal air quality index in the green by doing the following:

1. Check Your HVAC Filters

If your home’s HVAC system has dirty or old filters, your home’s air quality notably suffers. Good filters trap pollutants and keep outside irritants from circulating through your home. HEPA filters are known for being used to remove a majority of airborne pollutants from the air.

2. Install a High-Efficiency HVAC Unit

Another way to improve the air quality in your home is to use a more efficient HVAC unit. High-efficiency units not only use less power, they can also circulate air for longer periods of time without driving up your energy costs.

3. Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Too much humidity in your home can negatively impact the air quality. Higher humidity not only makes you uncomfortable, it can also lead to mold growth and increased amounts of other air pollutants in your home. A whole-house humidifier system can help reduce the humidity in your home. 

When You Need HVAC Service

When you need the best in HVAC care, Arpi's Industries can help. We provide homeowners in the greater Calgary area assistance with all their home HVAC needs, including installation, upgrades, maintenance, repairs, and more. If you feel the air quality index in your home is dropping, we can restore your home’s air quality to the normal air quality index you expect. Contact us today to learn more.

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