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Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on Indoor Air Quality

October 2, 2020

Impact of Outdoor Seasonal Changes on Indoor Air Quality


The quality of the air you breathe is a key component of optimal health. Even if your HVAC unit is well maintained, there are outdoor seasonal changes that impact the quality of your indoor air. Outdoor natural occurrences are much harder to control, but there are measures you can take to adapt to these environmental changes to keep the quality of your indoor air in top shape. Paying attention to your ventilation system helps keep your family healthy throughout the seasons. Receiving HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area from A-Plus Quality will help you keep your home free from air quality issues throughout the year.

Changes in the Spring
In the springtime humidity levels rise bringing pollen, dust, and mold. People may experience allergies, colds, and other respiratory conditions. To improve the quality of your indoor air during the springtime, prevent pollen and dust from reaching your ventilation system. It's also wise to schedule regular house cleanings and keep your HVAC unit free from any type of build-up such as mold.

Changes in the Summer
Temperatures in the summertime rise to their highest levels of the year. Mold and dust are a problem as in the case when dust blows out of the vents - affecting those who are sensitive to it. Increasing temperatures require the air conditioning unit to run more often creating lower humidity inside homes, which can affect individuals with sinus problems. Incorporating more outdoor air into the HVAC unit intake helps balance humidity levels. To have air quality consistency, be sure to calibrate between the outdoor air intake and the indoor air quality.

Changes in the Fall
The year's highest level of mold is seen in the fall due to extra moisture in the air and the decay of vegetation. Wind and temperature play a role in how much mold is transported indoors. Be sure to keep your indoor space well ventilated to prevent the overgrowth of mold inside. Pay attention to leaks around the house or signs of mold issues such as the paint on the walls. Deal with mold issues immediately and keep your ventilation system circulating fresh air throughout the house.

Changes in the Winter
In the cold months of the year mold and humidity cease. However, this causes a dry environment indoors, which creates irritation of the eyes and nose. Respiratory infections are much more likely in dry air. It is important to have a humidifier in your home in order to feel comfortable and to avoid any health issues or physical damage to your home. 

Count on A-Plus Quality, HVAC services in the Greater Toronto Area, to keep your indoor air quality safe and comfortable all year long. Browse our air quality improvement products or contact us today to learn more about improving the air quality in your home. 

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  • Most common Boiler Issues

    - Boiler fails to ignite
    - Low pressure
    - Strange Noises
    - Boiler is not responding to the thermostat
    - Cold Radiators
    - Boiler leaking or dripping
    - Boiler cycling very fast
    - Available Hot water but No Heat

  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • Furnace is blowing cold air in Winter?

    This can be due to Ignition lockout, sometimes could be resolved by resetting the power  and if this does not resolve the issue you should contact a certified gas technician from A-Plus Quality to get this problem resolved!

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

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