When winter comes we have a tendency to make sure we close up the windows and doors, put plastic wrap over the leaky windows, and make sure the weather stripping is in place to mention but a few. It’s seems to be a winter ritual for many Canadian homeowners. After all, we’ve been taught to conserve energy not to mention mind our pocket books. But along with winter comes a decrease in our indoor air quality whether we have a newer airtight home or a home we make more airtight for winter. It goes without saying that indoor air quality is always worse than outdoor air.
Experiencing any of these symptoms? — eye, nose, or, throat irritation, watery eyes, sneezing, cold/flu like symptoms, fever, digestive problems, skin rash, fatigue, wheezing, severe allergic reactions, upper respiratory discomfort, lethargy, nausea, headaches, insomnia, depression, diarrhoea, chest pains, asthma attacks, drowsiness, vomiting, dimmed vision, shortness of breath, dizziness, influenza and other infectious diseases. Ask yourself — Do these symptoms go away when you leave the house? Do I experience these symptoms only at home, or, at work or other indoor locations?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may want to look closer at your indoor air quality (IAQ). These symptoms may be an indication that there are concentrations of mould, yeast, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or, formaldehyde vapours (HCHO) in your home or office that you are sensitive to. If you think this applies to you consult us about testing for these serious and harmful indoor air pollutants.