How to maintain the air quality in your home

Air pollutants inside your home can take a toll on your health. While there are steps you can take to improve it on your own, such as regularly vacuuming and using the kitchen fan when cooking, some tasks are best left to the professionals. Here are three key ways of improving the air quality inside your home that will require you to rely on a heating technician or plumber.  


1. Reduce humidity with plumbing maintenance

High humidity can lead to mould and mildew growth. Unfortunately, this can ruin your belongings and can cause a number of health issues.

Since leaky pipes and faucets will contribute to the overall humidity in your home, it’s important that you call in a plumber as soon as possible to stop the drip. Leaky faucets are easy to spot, but drippy pipes often go unnoticed.

The earlier you put a stop to plumbing leaks, the less damage they’re likely to cause. For this reason, you should keep an eye out for warning signs that you have drip such as mould growth, musty odours and water stains on your home’s surfaces.


2. Get your heating appliances inspected

It’s important to make sure that your fuel-burning household appliances are installed properly and kept in good condition. This includes gas water heaters, gas furnaces and oil furnaces.


To ensure they work as they should, you’ll need to get a professional technician to perform an annual inspection. Chimneys and flues should also be inspected.


3. Ensure your home has adequate ventilation

When it comes to indoor air quality, it’s important to consider your home’s ventilation. One option is to have a mechanical heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system with an air filter installed. If you choose to do so, you should have an HVAC technician clean or replace the filter according to the manufacturer’s instructions at least twice a year


Heating and plumbing services

When it comes to your plumbing and heating systems, proper installation, routine maintenance and prompt repairs will save you time and money. Fortunately, hiring a professional technician from Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating Ltd. to handle these jobs will prevent serious problems and ensure that existing ones don’t get worse. For more information about the services we offer, such as boiler replacement, furnace installation and heat system repair, contact our Vancouver, Kerrisdale, Richmond or Burnaby location today.


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