Air Quality and Smog Blog

Who can forget those weird alien golden skies and the loss of mountain views?

The summer of 2018 will go down as the smokiest year on record in BC. During the month of August, BC had the worst air quality in North America, due to an excess of forest fires.

Along with warm weather, which forced many people without air conditioning to allow the heavy smoke-laden participants to enter their home, it just made most of us very miserable and a lot less healthy.

Outdoor activities, such as jogging, bike riding and beach days were not on the calendar, as the dangerous levels made it difficult for even a healthy person to enjoy the weekends.

Whether you are a proponent of climate change or not, it seems to be realistic that we’re looking at another year of forest fires and bad air quality.

Considering the average family will have members who struggle with breathing issues such as allergies, asthma or COPD, it makes sense to consider an indoor air quality system that will protect you from the outdoor air quality and the common air quality issues found in the home — dust, pet dander and bacteria. 

Healthy Climate Solutions™ from Lennox, and other indoor air quality systems, work with your home comfort system to make your indoor air as clean and comfortable as it can possibly be. When your home’s air is clean, your family can breathe and feel better. The Healthy Climate® Carbon Clean air cleaner combines industry leading MERV filtration with activated, carbon-coated fibers to remove particles and germs from your home’s air.

That’s a great solution for most of the year, when it’s only the indoor air that you have to contend with. 
If it’s your typical BC summer, and you don’t have an air conditioning system, you are forced to open those windows to allow the heat to escape. However, you’re also getting that second-hand smoke from forest fires, smog and “coastal haze” to infiltrate your home.

Gandy Installations has air conditioning systems to meet every need: centralized air conditioning systems to cool an entire home, air conditioners to cool a single room or home office and specialized zoning systems to cool specific areas within the home while leaving other areas warm. We also have a complete line of water-cooled and geothermal AC systems that provide warmth in the winter, cool in the summer and a healthy ventilated environment for your family. 

Whether you make a decision to have one area of your house to be a sanctuary of clean air, or have fresh air throughout the entire home, it makes sense to begin to plan now. Gandy offers free in-home consultations to help you choose the air conditioning system that’s right for you. During your consultation one of our friendly and knowledgeable comfort advisors will discuss your unique situation, and suggest HVAC options for you to consider, and answer any questions you may have.
It’s an investment in your family’s health that will definitely make you sleep better.