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GLT Service Professionals – Indoor Air Quality Products

Complete home comfort is about more than just temperature—it's also about maintaining good quality indoor air. Dusty, dirty homes at any temperature can mean discomfort. The air in today's tightly sealed, well-insulated homes can become stale as the same air is circulated and re-circulated. In fact, indoor air quality is among the Environmental Protection Agency's top three health concerns. The agency reports that with dust, pollen, pet dander, mould, skin flakes, chemical fumes, cigarette smoke and more, the air inside your home can be two to five times dirtier than the air outside.


Although we usually can't see them, air pollutants are all around us, already inside our homes and waiting to come in from outside. From our yards to our kitchens, dangerous air pollutants threaten our home air quality. Plus, each season brings its own dangers, from mould in the fall and winter to pollens and high humidity in the spring and summer.


The need for clean air in our homes should not be underestimated. Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time inside; and our homes contain many substances that may be hazardous to our health. Indoor air pollutants range from minor irritants such as dust and animal dander, to major irritants such as moulds and chemical vapours that may be emitted from building materials and furnishings. It’s important to be aware of how air contaminants can affect our health and to adopt corrective measures that will improve indoor air quality in our homes.


Could the Air in Your Home Be Harmful to You and Your Family?

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Control Dust and Other Contaminants by Cleaning the Central Air System

According to the EPA, levels of air pollution inside the home can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. Household dust can contain mites, mould, mildew, pollen and animal/human dander – all of which is cycled through the central air system, which completely circulates the air in your home 3 to 5 times a day.


Don’t Breathe Dirty Air!

The best way to get rid of contaminants inside your duct work is to have your ducts professionally cleaned. We use an advanced cleaning method to scrub your duct system clean. Plus, we can sanitize your ducts with an EPA registered anti-microbial chemical, leaving your home fresh and clean!


What Are the Main Contributors of Bad Indoor Air Quality?

Dust

Dust tends to stick around the longest. It can be found on furniture, bookshelves and collect inside your ductwork—which not only affects the efficiency of your system, but the health of your family as well.


Give Dust the Big Blow Off

Dust can play dirty, but he's no match for a Healthy Climate® 16 Air Cleaner, which captures and removes even the smallest of particles.


Bacteria

Microscopic in size, but not in stature, bacteria likes to grow in warm, damp places—or anywhere humidity and mould are found. Ignore bacteria, and it can multiply and become a giant health concern for you and your family.


Say Goodbye to Bacteria

Using the same filtration technology found in hospital operating rooms, a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) System helps control bacteria and other small contaminants.


Odours

To put it bluntly, odour stinks. Nobody likes him, and getting rid of him can be a difficult task. Air fresheners only mask odour. And, unfortunately, they can further contaminate your home by releasing harmful chemicals into the air. Luckily, there's a better way.


Turn up Your Nose to Odour

Clear the air with a Bryant Perfect Air Purifier, the only single indoor air quality system that can safely remove and destroy odours.


Pollen

Pollen is a bit of a nomad—a wayward sort that likes to float around the house looking for an easy sneeze. But, if left to roam freely, it can make things difficult for anyone with allergies, asthma or other respiratory problems.


Stop Pollen in Its Path

Pull the welcome mat from under pollen’s feet with Perfect Air EZ Flex Cabinet Air Filter with MERV 16 filter, which helps minimize concentrations of pollen and other particles in your home's air.


Mould

Mould is not only gross—it’s sickening. It can cause headaches, trigger allergies and turn your home into a serious health hazard if humidity levels get too high.


Learn How to Manage Mould

By keeping humidity in check and using a UV light to control the growth of bacteria, you can keep mould out of the picture for good. For best results, combine with the Healthy Climate Humiditrol® System and a Healthy Climate® Air Cleaner.


Pet Dander

It's hairy. It's itchy. It's pet dander. And, if not dealt with properly, it can become an irritating pest for you and your family—especially those who suffer from respiratory problems like allergies or asthma.


Find out How to Shake Pet Dander

A MERV 10 or higher pleated air filter helps trap pet dander, so you don't have to worry about him getting under your skin.


Humidity

Not only is humidity a troublemaker when it comes to temperature—it can turn your home into a damp, cozy haven in which other air contaminants such as mould, odour and bacteria can thrive. Humidity poses a risk to the health of your family.


How to Handle Humidity

Nobody wants a wet blanket around. Get rid of humidity once and for all with the Humiditrol® Dehumidification System, which works with your heating and cooling system to keep moisture at bay.

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