We spend more than 90% of our lives indoors. It is therefore essential to be concerned with the management of the air we breathe. With changing standards under construction, we are building our increasingly tight homes and buildings. These new standards allow us to greatly reduce our energy costs. However, the contaminants generated inside our buildings are thus trapped inside our living spaces, which contributes to the deterioration of air quality. The design and choice of equipment adapted to air treatment are essential for the occupants’ health and happiness.

What air pollutants are there?

The air you breathe contains many particles that can harm your health. There are 3 main types of particles: atmospheric, organic and mineral.

  1. Atmospheric particles: these are most often exterior particles, such as exhaust gas, industrial fumes, aerosols (deodorants, for example), cement dust, semi-airborne and airborne particles (usually associated with cleaning products, construction materials, candles, incense, etc.)
  2. Organic particles: these particles come from organic bodies (pollen, mold, humidity, animal and plant fibers, microorganisms (virus, bacteria), dust mites, insects, hair, etc.
  3. Particules minérales: poussière, minéraux, sable, etc.

Why filter the air?

It is scientifically proven that air particles can harm human health. Impacts on people with existing respiratory and cardiovascular conditions were proven by research. Certain harmful particles can enter the bloodstream through the lungs and contaminate an individual’s blood. The blood vessels allow a direct access to the organs (heart, liver, brain, etc.)

Tips and tricks to reduce air pollutants

Air pollutants can be inhaled, but they can also end up on objects used daily, ventilation and heating systems and various surfaces. There are some actions and habits that can help maintain optimal air quality in your home.

Here are a few tips:

  1. Clean your ventilation systems (as well as the oven hood and ventilation hatches);
  2. If you have a centralized ventilation system, use it according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Lysair offers an installation and replacement service of your ventilation system, as well as a great variety of air equipment services;
  3. See to the regular maintenance of your air equipment to maintain its efficiency. The team at Lysair can do it for you!;
  4. Limit the usage of wood heating systems;
  5. Replace and/or clean the your central or mural system’s filters every season (depending on your filter type); 
  6. Turn on your oven hood every time you use the cooker. The hood must have an exterior exhaust;
  7. Turn on the bathroom’s fan every time someone takes a bath or a shower;
  8. Dust surfaces and change your bed sheets regularly (dust mites);

The industry is chock-full of solutions to sanitize, treat, ionize, filter or decontaminate the air. But are they really effective? Are they adapted to your situation?

Consult with the experts at Lysair

At Lysair, we know that interior air quality represents an essential need for your customers. This is why we have developed a deep knowledge base and expertise about the subject. We are able to effectively guide you towards the appropriate strategies when it comes to choosing the equipment adapted to your living or working space. Our specialized equipments are all certified and their efficiency have all been confirmed by our existing customers. Give us the chance to put our expertise at your disposal, for an air quality up to your standards.  Whether it’s for air filtration, humidification, dehumidification or disinfection, we have the solution for you