Canadians spend approximately 90% of their time indoors. Yet few people suspect just how contaminated indoor air can be due to high moisture levels or the presence of pollutants. To protect your health, it is essential to optimize your home’s air quality, and an air exchanger in particular is a great way to improve air circulation and, with it, your quality of life.
There are many causes of poor indoor air quality. Anyone can be affected, but children, pregnant women, seniors and people with health problems (cardiac, respiratory and pulmonary issues) are the most vulnerable. Breathing bad air can have short- and long-term consequences on your health, and the more pollutants there are and the longer a person is exposed to them, the higher the risks. Pollutants enter the body through the lungs, eyes and skin. It is important to note that everyone can react differently, depending on their overall condition and symptoms can even go unnoticed for years.
Here are some of the main symptoms that can affect a person in good health:
People suffering from heart or lung problems or who have trouble breathing could see a deterioration in their health.
Pollutants that are absorbed through our tissuesand then flowinto the bloodstream can cause problems that affect the respiratory and pulmonary systems (asthma, lung diseases, etc.), the cardiovascular system (high blood pressure, angina, heart attack, etc.), the nervous system, the immune system, the brain, the liver, the kidneys and the eyes.
The air exchanger: a health superhero!
Not only will an air exchanger help eliminate indoor pollutants, it can help keep moisture at acceptable levels to prevent the formation of mould, which can cause health problems. Too often, mould is the culprit for symptoms associated with poor air quality, which can look like a simple cold, seasonal allergy or asthma. Not only can mould negatively or severely affect your health, it can also potentially undermine the structure of your home (walls, ceilings, floors, foundations, etc.) . For this reason and many more, proper ventilation is an absolute must.
It is possible that the air in your home is heavily contaminated, even if you have not noticed any concrete evidence (fogged up windows, mould spores on the walls, bad smells, etc.). When it comes to your health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! An air exchanger will help mitigate the risks of health problems associated with poor air quality before you even feel its effects. Take a look at our range of products on offer!