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Indoor Air Quality and Air Conditioning Systems During Wildfire Season

  • As wildfire season intensifies, maintaining excellent indoor air quality becomes paramount.
  • The lifetime risk of developing lung cancer for an average person in the United States is about 1 in 15 for men and 1 in 17 for women. This translates to approximately 6-7% of the population being diagnosed with lung cancer at some point in their lives, with air pollutants being one of several contributing factors.
  • 6-7% of the U.S. is 20 – 23.3 million. To give you an idea, that would be 50% of the population or more in Canada.

Air conditioning systems play a crucial role in ensuring a healthy indoor environment, especially when outdoor air is laden with harmful particulates and pollutants.

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UV Air PurificationLennox PureAir

UV air purification is an effective method to improve indoor air quality by eliminating harmful microorganisms and reducing the concentration of airborne pollutants. Brands like Lennox PureAir offer advanced UV light systems that work within air conditioning units to disinfect air as it circulates through the system. The UV light targets and destroys bacteria, viruses, and mold spores, ensuring cleaner air throughout the home.

Due to the increasing wildfire activity, Health Canada advises indoor air filtration systems to have a minimum efficiency reporting value of 13, termed MERV-13, to have adequate protection.

Breathe easier and protect your home from harmful airborne pollutants with the Dynamics FM2 UV Light Purification System. For just $8 per week, this advanced system harnesses the power of UV light to eliminate bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other contaminants from your indoor air. Ideal for allergy sufferers and those concerned about indoor air quality, the Dynamics FM2 offers a robust solution to keep your home environment healthy and clean.

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Proper ventilation is critical during wildfire season to prevent indoor air from becoming stale and to dilute indoor pollutants. Vanee/ Venmar HRV/EVR systems are designed to provide balanced ventilation, ensuring a constant supply of fresh air while expelling stale air. These Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs) and Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) are equipped to handle the challenges posed by wildfire smoke, efficiently exchanging indoor and outdoor air without compromising indoor air quality.


Lennox Healthy Climate Solutions humidifierWildfire smoke often leads to dry indoor air, which can cause discomfort and respiratory issues. Humidifiers help maintain optimal humidity levels, enhancing comfort and health. Lennox Bypass Humidifiers and Lennox Power Humidifiers are excellent choices for integrating humidification with your air conditioning system. These devices add moisture to the air, preventing dryness and helping to alleviate symptoms caused by dry, smoky conditions.


High-efficiency air filters are essential for trapping fine particulate matter and pollutants associated with

cimatec filterswildfire smoke. Brands like CIMATEC and Healthy Climate offer advanced filtration systems that can be integrated into existing air conditioning units. These filters capture a wide range of airborne particles, including dust, pollen, and smoke, significantly improving indoor air quality. The Lennox PureAir system, for instance, combines multiple filtration technologies to remove up to 99.9% of airborne contaminants.

Smart Thermostats

A feature of my Lennox iComfort controller is Allergen Defender.  It monitors the air quality and pollen levels in your postal code and automatically engages the furnace fan when outdoor levels are high to keep the air clean in your home.

Whole-House Air Quality Control

Experience unparalleled air purification with Solace Air, designed to tackle all three phases of indoor air pollution. Building on the exceptional performance of the IAQ 3000, Solace Air incorporates a state-of-the-art Bypass HEPA system, ensuring your home’s air is cleaner than ever. With an impressive 99.97% collection rate of ultrafine particles at 0.3 microns, Solace Air provides the ultimate protection for your health and home equipment. Breathe easier and enjoy a healthier living environment with Solace Air’s advanced whole-house purification solution.

Recommended Air Purifying Systems

  1. Lennox PureAir: This system combines UV light, high-efficiency filtration, and advanced air purification technologies to deliver superior indoor air quality, particularly beneficial during wildfire season.
  2. Healthy Climate Solutions: These filtration systems are compatible with various air conditioning units and offer high-efficiency filtration to remove a broad spectrum of pollutants, including wildfire smoke.
  3. Vanee/ Venmar HRV/EVRs: These ventilation systems are designed to maintain balanced airflow, ensuring that fresh air enters the home while contaminated air is expelled, crucial during periods of poor outdoor air quality.
  4. Lennox Bypass and Power Humidifiers: These humidifiers are ideal for maintaining comfortable humidity levels, preventing the dryness associated with prolonged exposure to wildfire smoke.
  5. SolaceAir Ultimate Whole-House Air Quality Control: With an impressive 99.97% collection rate of ultrafine particles at 0.3 microns, Solace Air provides the ultimate protection for your health and home equipment.

By integrating these advanced air quality solutions into your air conditioning system, you can create a safer, healthier indoor environment even during the most challenging wildfire seasons. Investing in quality brands like CIMATEC, Lennox PureAir, Healthy Climate, and Vanee/ Venmar HRV/EVRs ensures that your air conditioning system not only cools your home but also provides essential protection against the harmful effects of wildfire smoke.

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Couple These With Our Outstanding Air Conditioning System

Modern air conditioning systems incorporate advanced technologies like UV air purification, enhanced ventilation, humidification, and high-efficiency filters to combat the adverse effects of wildfire smoke.

When you choose Hy-Mark, rest assured that only licensed professionals will handle the installation and servicing of your air conditioning systems. We stand by our equipment with labor warranties, showcasing our pride and confidence in our workmanship. Following installation, count on us to provide ongoing care and maintenance for your equipment, ensuring its optimal performance for years to come.

Don’t wait until your air conditioner breaks down completely to seek help. Contact us today to schedule an installation or repair of an air conditioning system and keep your cooling system running smoothly.

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Innovation is at the heart of what we do. At Hy-Mark, we’re dedicated to pioneering cutting-edge solutions in air quality enhancement, ensuring optimal comfort for you and your family at home. When it comes to crafting the ideal air quality system, we collaborate with top-tier manufacturers of meticulously engineered products, empowering you to elevate comfort levels within your home to the maximum.

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