We’re living in uniquely challenging times and we know you’re doing all you can to care for yourself and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As an essential business, Reliable Home Environment is ready to assist homeowners like you across the Ottawa and surrounding areas. If you find yourself needing immediate repairs, please contact us on our website www.reliablehome.ca
As you and your family continue to practice social distancing, your home comfort has never mattered more. As we are all spending more time indoors, the air quality, and not just the temperature, can make a difference in how you feel. Read up on simple steps you can take today to take care of your air.
1. Keep The Air Circulating in Your Home – It’s important to keep the air circulating through your home so your family is breathing fresh, clean air. To do this, turn on the circulate feature on your thermostat to keep the air moving through your filtration system. This will ensure the air is flowing through the filter and getting cleaned more often.
2. Replace or Upgrade Your Filter – You should already change your filters on a seasonal-basis to reduce the amount of dust and allergens in your air, but now is a good time to make sure your filter is clean and if not, consider an upgrade to a higher-efficiency filter.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re usually in use at hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
3. Get Your Best Night’s Sleep - There’s a direct correlation between your body’s temperature and sleep cycle. Research suggests that the ideal condition for sleep sits somewhere between 15 and 19 degrees. If that seems on the cool side, there’s a reason: your core body temperature drops to a lower level during sleep. An overly warm temperature interferes with your brain’s messages that it’s time to get some shut-eye.
4. Adjust Your Temperature for Your Fitness Routine – As you’re practicing social distancing, you’re likely adjusting a majority of your routines, including how and where you exercise. Practicing traditional yoga calls for temperature between 21 and 24 degrees, but you might want to raise or lower your thermostat by a few degrees depending on your personal preference.
You also want to keep in mind your home’s humidity, airborne pollutants and even a general perception of how the air “feels.” A good HVAC system integrated with the right indoor air quality solutions lets you control all of these factors so that your workout leaves you feeling great inside and out.
5. Call Us – Whether you have questions around upgrading your filter, seasonal maintenance or repairing or replacing your system, Reliable is here for you during this time. Before you try to correct a system error please contact us for our expert opinion.
We know these are challenging times. If you need us, Reliable Home Environment is here to help and we are committed, as always, to keeping your air, and your home, perfectly comfortable. Here’s to home.