Atel Air Blog
We have some great ideas to improve the indoor air quality in your home.

Poor indoor air quality comes in many forms. It can mean too much humidity, not enough humidity, odours, air pollution and even germs & viruses. From a sense of stale, stuffy air to dry, peeling skin, being cooped up indoors this winter is an easy way to become acutely aware of your home’s indoor air quality. While some might feel that this is simply part of life in Canada, there are things you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality.


During the winter months, dry skin is usually the first indication of a lack of humidity in your home. During the summer, that sticky feeling can make you feel even more uncomfortable. Fortunately, these are easy fixes. A furnace-mounted humidifier can add a little moisture to your home’s air during the winter months, offering some relief from dry air. These are relatively inexpensive to have installed and can offer nearly instant relief. During the summer months, your home’s air conditioning system should be removing moisture from the air. If it is not working properly, let us know so that one of our licensed HVAC technicians can check things out to discover why.

Air Pollution

The air circulating throughout your home means that odours, bacteria and other unpleasant things will eventually end up in other areas of the house. This could mean that mould, pet hair & dander, chemicals like radon, or even particles of long-forgotten asbestos can make their way into your kitchen or bedrooms; affecting the air you breathe. If you suffer from allergies, asthma or simply want cleaner air inside your home, consider calling in Atel Air HVAC (Heating, Cooling & Ventilation) services for help. From air cleaners to improved ventilation, we’ve got a variety of ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality and reduce its air pollution.

Bacteria, Germs & Viruses

Did you know that the latest innovations in home comfort systems include technology to kill germs, bacteria and even viruses; preventing them from circulating throughout your home? Thanks to the magic of Ultraviolet light technology, your HVAC system can help protect against the spread of these, while also removing volatile organic compounds, reducing smells & odours and controlling mould & other allergens. Now, when one member of your family has a cold or other illness, those expelled germs are less likely to circulate throughout your home. These days, it is more important than ever to protect family members from airborne illnesses and Ultraviolet light can play a big role. As air passes through your home’s HVAC system, it passes under ultraviolet lighting which disinfects the air before sending it back into your home. Many of these systems can destroy 99.9% of airborne pathogens in 5 minutes! Often used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, UV light is a strong weapon in the fight against illness in your home.

If you want to improve your indoor air quality, give Atel Air a call at 613-535-2720. We’d be happy to drop by and evaluate your needs, suggesting easy, affordable solutions to help your family breathe easier, all year long.