Breathe Easy This Winter With New Indoor Air Quality Aids
After a long, hard year worrying about COVID-19, we now have something new to worry about.
Cold and flu season has arrived!
Our heaters are powered on and busy drying out our indoor air - and our respiratory passages.
With reduced daylight hours and early snowfalls already setting records, we are cooped up indoors....together.
Staying healthy this winter won't be easy, but it certainly is possible. In this post, Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric introduces you to the newest indoor air quality aids to keep everyone in your family breathing easy this winter.
Heat Recovery Ventilators to Help Your Home and Workplace Breathe
As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) points out, improved indoor air ventilation is a key part of reducing COVID-19 infection risk.
While people living in more temperate areas can easily open a window or door to get more fresh air, here in Gravenhurst, Ontario, our winter season makes this all but impossible.
So here, we need to take extra precautions by installing extra ventilation aids like the heat recovery ventilator, or HRV.
Did you know that HRVs are already mandatory for all new construction in Toronto. And this policy was instituted well before we even knew about COVID-19!
Why? Because heat recovery ventilators are basically your home's lungs.
Just like your lungs, a heat recovery ventilator is continually "inhaling" fresh oxygenated air while continually "exhaling" stale toxic air. And just like your lungs, the HRV uses two different passageways to make sure the two air sources never mix.
Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric are proud to stock and install Lifebreath Indoor Air System heat recovery ventilation systems. Contact our qualified team of indoor air quality experts today to schedule your installation!
Residential and Commercial Air Cleaners & Air Purifiers Remove Airborne Toxins
A few months ago, we devoted a whole blog post to the subject of air cleaners and air purifiers. Both are important, but they are not one and the same.
This is a particularly confusing topic right now as our clients make choices that could potentially save lives about how to remove airborne aerosols and floating particulates.
Indoor Air Cleaners
One of the key decisions you need to make as a homeowner when installing any type of air cleaner is choosing the right capacity (unit size) for the size of your space.
For this reason, we stock and install the full line of Electro-Air Five Seasons products, from small portable models all the way up to large commercial and industrial models.
We have models that work with different types of HVAC systems, from central ducted systems to consoles, ceiling mounts and self-contained units.
Indoor Air Purifiers
Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric is also proud to supply and install the full line of Air Oasis residential and commercial air purifiers.
Choose from our quality air purifier units featuring ionic and nano-induct, HEPA and cold plasma technology.
Choosing the right technology for your air quality concerns and health is vital during this season in order to protect you and your family from harmful viruses - such cold, flu or COVID-19. At Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, our mission is to keep your home warm, safe and comfortable this holiday season and into the new year! Contact our qualified air quality professionals today and we’ll provide you with the product you need to keep your home’s air safe this winter.
Humidifiers to Improve Your Immune Response All Winter Long
Over the years, humidity has often gotten a bad rap. Reason being, in too much abundance, humidity can encourage the growth of mould and mildew. It is important to note that too little humidity can also be just as dangerous though, and never more so than in this COVID-19 year.
The reason is simple: humidity keeps your respiratory passages producing beneficial mucus to trap and contain airborne contaminants and keep them from traveling into your lungs.
With too little humidity in your indoor air, you might as well hang out the welcome sign for any airborne contaminants, including coronavirus droplets and flu viruses!
At Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, we make sure that this doesn’t happen in your home! There are lots of ways to add humidity back into your indoor air, but this is not the winter to take a haphazard do-it-yourself approach!
According to Harvard Medical School, you want a consistent level of indoor air humidity that remains at 40 percent or higher. Where combatting COVID-19 is a priority, indoor air humidity levels of between 40 and 60 percent are now being recommended for all homes and workplaces.
In order to provide our homeowners with the safest possible indoor air quality, Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric is proud to stock the full line of General Filters humidifiers, including electrode steam, evaporative and fan-powered units. Contact our indoor air experts today to learn more!
Smart Home Options to Make Indoor Air Quality Control Easy
If all of this information about humidifiers, air purifiers, air cleaners and heat recovery ventilators is making your head spin, you are not alone.
Our best and brightest researchers and engineers at Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric have been on a massive learning curve this year as we strive to understand how the new novel coronavirus lives, replicates and spreads. We have been doing our best to find the best products that work to combat the threat of Covid-19 in your home.
It can be hard to wrap your mind around how to fit all these new appliances and systems into your existing space, let alone how to control each and provide maximum protection for you, your family and your workers.
Thankfully, at Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, we are proud suppliers and installers of the full Panasonic line of ventilation controls and switches.
These neat, low-profile, stylish switches give you instant control over heat, humidity, ventilation and lighting from a single switch panel.
We also carry the full line of Panasonic ventilation accessories to help you make the necessary indoor air quality upgrades in ways that don't call attention to themselves. Contact us today to schedule your installation with our experienced technicians!
Contact Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating And Electric For A Customized Free Indoor Air Quality Consultation
At Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric, we are now offering safe contact-less consultations over the phone, as well as in-person indoor air quality consultation appointments.
Simply complete this short online form and one of our friendly, knowledgeable service technicians will be in touch to schedule your free indoor air quality consultation.
Get in Touch With Gravenhurst Plumbing, Heating and Electric in Ontario
Winter is here and so is the cold and flu season - are you prepared with a home and workplace that is safe and supportive to your health?
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