Protecting Indoor Air Quality During Forest Fire Season

Smoke inhalation is dangerous for everyone, even if you don’t have pre-existing respiratory issues. And even if wildfires appear far off, smoke and pollutants can travel vast distances, impacting your air quality at home. Aside from being prepared and knowing what to do in case of a related emergency, there are steps you can take to prepare and reinforce your HVAC system so it serves as a better defense against the health threats posed by forest fires. Here are some tips on how to protect your indoor air quality, and your family’s respiratory health, during wildfire season. 

Tips to Prepare for & Protect Air Quality During Forest Fire Season in Windsor

Schedule Maintenance 

Spring is the best time to schedule annual maintenance for your heating and cooling system. Now, as forest fire season approaches, is the next best time to schedule service if you haven’t already. Regular maintenance includes cleaning, which reduces allergens and helps ensure cleaner indoor air. Pre-season maintenance provides peace of mind knowing that your system is clean, fine-tuned and less likely to fail unexpectedly. Plus, a clean system can operate up to 22% more efficiently!

Upgrade Your Filters 

Another way to prep for forest fire season is to upgrade your filters. Higher-grade filters (MERV 11-16) can trap smaller particles like smoke and allergens, creating cleaner air indoors. This is especially beneficial during wildfire season when smoke can reduce the air quality. Talk to us to learn more about upgrading your air filters. 

Consider Clean Comfort Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Supports

Wildfire smoke is a major health hazard. Before the season hits, we recommend safeguarding your indoor air quality by adding air quality supports like UV coil purifiers or air cleaners. These can significantly reduce smoke and toxins circulating in your home during wildfire season. We carry and install Clean Comfort air quality solutions to help Windsor residents like you stay safe and protect your respiratory health during wildfire season.

AE10 Hybrid Air Cleaner

Wildfire season brings the threat of smoke and pollutants infiltrating your home. While your central HVAC system provides basic air circulation, it might not be enough. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside air! The Clean Comfort™ AE10 Series Hybrid Air Cleaner offers a solution. This high-efficiency filter tackles particles as small as 0.3 microns, including smoke and allergens, creating a cleaner, healthier indoor environment for you and your family during wildfire season.

Ultraviolet Coil Purifier

The Clean Comfort™ Ultraviolet Coil Purifier provides an extra layer of defense. This innovative system uses ultraviolet light to kill mold, bacteria, and viruses on your HVAC coils, preventing them from being circulated back through your home. This proactive approach, combined with your existing HVAC system, helps ensure cleaner air and a healthier environment for your family during wildfire season.

UV Coil Purifier for Packaged Units & Air Handlers

There are also UV coil purifiers specifically designed for residential air handlers. This purifier utilizes dual 36-watt UV-C lamps to target the source of the problem: your HVAC coils. The UV light effectively kills mold, bacteria, and viruses that can thrive on these coils, preventing them from circulating back into your home’s air. 

Stay Safe & Breathe Better Through Wildfire Season with CK Mechanical

Don’t let smoke disrupt your home’s comfort and air quality during fire season. A well-maintained HVAC system with the right indoor air quality solutions can make a world of difference. By scheduling regular maintenance and considering solutions like high-efficiency air cleaners and ultraviolet coil purifiers, you can create a cleaner, healthier haven for your family during wildfire season.  

Contact CK Mechanical today!  

We’ll assess your needs and recommend the best options to keep your indoor air fresh and your family breathing easy.

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