Indoor Air Quality

The quality of indoor air has declined dramatically over recent years with buildings constructed closer together, and air pollution. Good quality air is important for health.

Up to 72 trillion microscopic irritants or allergens can find their way into your home every day. The most common ones are pollen, dust ,pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, tobacco smoke, cooking grease and bacteria. Some particles like these are often as small as .3 microns – so small that 2 million of them could fit on the period at the end of this sentence. Besides the allergic effect they might cause, many of these particles are so small that the natural defenses in your nose and throat don’t filter them out, and they can get deep into your lungs

The air circulating in the ductwork of the average home or office can be concentrated with contaminants including molds, bacteria, viruses, and dust mites. We fill our lungs up to 20,000 times each day. Over time, these contaminants can cause inflammation of the mucous membranes, upper respiratory problems, asthmatic conditions, headaches, and flu-like symptoms.

An air filtration system catches up to 99.98 percent of allergens in the filtered air down to .1 microns. So while it might be allergy season outside, inside can be breathing clean and clear indoor air, which may also help reduce the risk of asthma attack, stroke, heart attack, respiratory disease and other serious illnesses.

Air filtration systems can be installed to filter the air throughout the whole house, or be installed to filter the air at the point of use (-specific locations) where quality air is at risk

The experts at Sheehan Plumbing can advise you about the different air filtration and ventilation systems available and help you determine which system will best meet your needs. If you are sensitive to allergens in the air there definitely are options that enable you to breathe easily in your home and be confident in the quality of the air.

Call 604 931 3921 for more information.