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August 22, 2018

Wildfire season here in California is an unpredictable time. With record heat and dry brush, a new wildfire could spark at any moment, threatening any home in its path. But have you thought about the dangers a wildfire can cause to your home, even if your home isn’t under threat of being burned?

The smoke in the El Cerrito, CA air during wildfire season brings particulates in to your home that could have you and your family suffering health symptoms related to poor indoor air quality (IAQ). Fortunately, Hassler has the tools you need to breathe easy while the fires fill the air with smoke.

The Symptoms of Smoke In Your Home

When smoke enters your home through your windows, doors, air gaps and cracks as well as you home’s filtration and ventilation systems, it dramatically increases the number of outdoor air particles that are circulated in your home. This can lead to a number of symptoms, including:

  • Dry and itchy eyes

  • Increased sinus symptoms

  • Tiredness

  • Frequent headaches

  • Nausea and dizziness

It’s important to take the steps ahead of time to protect your family from experiencing these symptoms in the safety of your home. So, what can you do to stop the smoke from ruining your home comfort?

Keeping the Smoke Out

There are a number of measures you can take when it comes to keeping the wildfire smoke out of your home. The IAQ experts at Hassler have found that approaching wildfire season with a properly sealed home and a tip-top filtration system is the most effective way to stay healthy this summer.

Air Sealing

When your home is professionally air sealed, all the gaps and cracks that allow the exchange of air between the inside and outside of your home are sealed up. This prevents any of that harmful smoke from entering your home in the first place and bypassing your home’s filtration system.

Air Filters

When was the last time you changed your air filter? If it’s been more than 30 days, you may want to think about a replacement filter, especially during wildfire season. Not only will a clogged air filter fail to remove the smoke particles form the air, but it also puts additional strain on your heating and cooling system, costing you more money each month on your energy bill.

Hassler installs IQAir Perfect 16 brand of air filters, a medical grade air filter system recommended by California indoor air quality inspectors.

Air Purifiers & Home Recovery Ventilation Systems

Thinking you need to amp up the filtration capabilities in your home? Perhaps you live in an area that is particularly prone to smoke and poor air, or you are much more sensitive to changes in indoor air quality. When you talk to one of our IAQ experts about your specific home’s needs, professional installation of a state of the art air purifier or a home recovery ventilator could be the perfect solution for your home.

Breathe Healthier This Wildfire Season with Hassler

At Hassler, we know that wildfire season brings a hazy sunrise and sunset to El Cerrito, CA. It is scary enough watching our fellow Californians deal with the dangers of wildfire season, so why not do all you can to prevent the far reaching dangers of wildfire smoke from plummeting the quality of your indoor air?

The experts at Hassler are here to help. You deserve to breathe easy in your own home!

Looking to breathe easy in your home, even during wildfire season? Talk to the indoor air quality experts at Hassler about air sealing and filtration today. Call us at 510-848-3030 or contact us.

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