Think about the air you breathe every day—how clean is it?

Most people spend the vast majority of their days indoors, and much of that time is spent at home. Yet, it’s easy to overlook your indoor air quality (IAQ). We might think about the temperature of our Alberta homes and even the water quality. But how often do you think about the air you are breathing?

Our team at Distinct Heating & Cooling has practical and sustainable suggestions to improve your indoor air quality. We specialize in creating comfortable homes. Let’s take a look at a few steps you can consider to improve the air quality inside your Calgary home.

What Causes Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Particulate matter consists of solids and liquid droplets that vary in size. Some particles are small enough to be inhaled and can cause sinus problems, burning eyes, bronchitis, and respiratory illnesses. Dust, fumes and smoke, viruses, pollen, dust mites, pet dander, bacteria, and mold are some examples.

Additional contributing factors include tobacco smoke, gas stoves, exhaust fumes, laser printers, paints, building materials, furniture, adhesives, caulks, cleaning products, craft materials, pesticides, and other chemicals.

If you are dealing with inadequate ventilation, poorly maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, or excessive moisture creating mold and bacteria, call Distinct Heating & Cooling.

How Can You Recognize Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Sore throats, stuffy noses, constant headaches—these symptoms of poor indoor quality are often mistaken as respiratory issues.

Continual exposure to indoor pollutants can lead to more serious health consequences like heart disease, chronic respiratory illnesses, and even cancer.

Take control of the air you breathe. Give our team a call here in the Calgary area and schedule a free consultation to determine how we can improve your indoor air quality.

Indoor Air Quality Services

Controlling the source of air pollution and providing adequate ventilation are both necessary to improve your air quality. Here are some products that can help:

  • A whole-house air filtration system seamlessly integrates with your ductwork to protect your entire home. These systems work especially well if someone in your home suffers from allergies or a respiratory condition. These whole-house systems integrate directly into your ductwork for comprehensive coverage.
  • If you suspect your indoor air quality is lacking, then an air cleaner could be the perfect solution. Air cleaners include different types of air purification systems, each with its own specific uses.
  • Balance your indoor humidity levels with a whole-house humidifier. Dry air can lead to sore throats, stuffy noses, an increased risk of illness, and cause damage to your wood furniture and flooring. The ideal humidity level is between 30 and 50 percent.

  • If you find that your indoor air is stale, bring some fresh air indoors. But how do you do so without raising your energy bill? An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) is a great solution for improved comfort without increased associated costs.
  • A heat recovery ventilator (HRV) works much like an ERV in that it uses outgoing stale air to precondition incoming fresh air. You enjoy fresh air without stressing your HVAC system and paying higher energy bills. These systems integrate with your ductwork to create an added layer of comfort.
  • For biological contaminants such as mold spores, mildew, and bacteria, you need an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light. Hospitals and industrial settings have used these systems for years. Now the technology is available for your home.

Remove the Sources of Pollution

Whichever strategy you choose, these simple steps will help improve your indoor air quality:

  • Change or clean air filters according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Seal leaks in your ductwork.
  • Vacuum and dust regularly.
  • Drain dehumidifiers daily and clean the reservoir.
  • Clean refrigerator drip pans regularly.

Installing or Replacing Your Indoor Air Quality System

Our licensed professionals are trained to work with indoor air quality systems. We specialize in retrofitting equipment in older homes, along with new construction and remodeling jobs.

Are you looking to replace a component? We install and replace all makes and models of HVAC equipment. We only use top-quality parts and materials to get the job done right.

Repairing Your Indoor Air Quality System

Give us a call right away if you detect an issue with your equipment. Whether your system starts making a strange noise or is not responding correctly, our team will quickly troubleshoot the problem and resolve it.

We offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us. Don’t wait until a small issue turns into a costly repair—give us a call.

Maintaining Your Indoor Air Quality System

Preventative maintenance plays a vital role in the performance of all your heating and cooling equipment. Let’s work together to create a planned maintenance schedule that fits your needs and budget.

Call Your Indoor Air Quality Experts Today

Take steps to control the air quality inside your Calgary home. Distinct Heating & Cooling is a trusted source for all your home comfort needs. Call us at (403) 477-3810 or request service online today.

Learn More About Our Indoor Air Quality Accessories:



Honeywell HE100 Humidifier

Feature Highlights:

  • Advanced, bypass, flow-through humidifier
  • Water-saving technology uses up to 50% less water than standard bypass, flow-through humidifiers
  • Automatic bypass damper for summer/winter operation

General Aire GF-5500 Steam Humidifier

Feature Highlights:

  • Steam humidifier

General Aire 1042 Humidifier

Feature Highlights:

  • The General 1042 humidifier is a whole house bypass style humidifier designed for residential and light commercial applications. It can be mounted on either the supply or return duct system and comes with a humidistat that can be duct or wall-mounted.

Air Cleaners:


General Aire MAC Air Cleaner

Feature Highlights:

  • MERV 10 Filtration
  • Opti-fibre Media with low-pressure drop characteristics
  • Long-life filter for reduced maintenance and operation cost

YORK Hybrid Electronic Air Cleaner

Feature Highlights:

  • MERV 16 Filtration
  • Kills viruses and spores
  • 94% efficient for Respirable dust

YORK TM13PAC Air Cleaner

Feature Highlights:

  • MERV 13 air cleaners remove bacteria and tinyvirus-sizes particles from 0.3 to 1 microns (10 times smaller than you can see) at the rate of 75 percent

Air Purifiers:


Sanuvox R Max UV Air Purifier

Feature Highlights:

  • Helps to eliminate airborne contaminants, viruses, bacteria, mold, chemicals, VOCs, fumes, and odours

Heat Recovery Ventilators:


Fantech FLEX 100H Heat Recovery Ventilator

Feature Highlights:

  • Airflow up to 104 cfm @ 0.4" PS serves 3 to 4-bedroom homes
  • Max Airflow: 130 cfm at 0.0 in.wg.
  • Top-mounted ports for easier duct connectivity
  • Unobstructed front access
  • The TurboTouch feature delivers up to 50% more exhaust capacity
  • Aluminum core provides superior heat transfer capability
  • Integrated airflow measurement system allows for rapid and accurate reading of airflow during installation
  • Warranty: Limited lifetime on aluminum core, 7 year on motors, and 5 year on parts

LifeBreath Heat Recovery Ventilators

Feature Highlights:

  • Efficiently replaces stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air
  • Efficient ECM motors use less than 33 watts at low speed



Honeywell T4 Pro Thermostat

Feature Highlights:

  • Easy to install and intuitive to use, the T4 Pro Programmable Thermostat learns how long it takes your system to reach the desired temperature and activates the system earlier to help you feel comfortable sooner.

Honeywell T10+ Pro Thermostat

Feature Highlights:

  • Sense the temperatures and humidity in the places that matter most with the T10 or T10+ Pro Smart Thermostat. Focus on the rooms you choose by adding Smart Room Sensors and setting a schedule, or let the sensors respond to your lifestyle.

Honeywell Prestige Indoor Air Quality Thermostat

Feature Highlights:

  • World's first high-definition, full-color thermostat
  • Patented, interview-based programming for ease of use
    and set-up
  • Controls both temperature and humidity digitally
  • WiFi enables for east remote access

Ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium Pro

Feature Highlights:

  • Programmable smart thermostat
  • Control from anywhere, anytime
  • Built-in instructions for easy operation
  • 5-year parts / 2-year labour warranty

Need Indoor Air Quality Service?

Contact the experts at Distinct Heating & Cooling.

Call us at (403) 477-3810!