Category Archives: Air Quality

CONSEQUENCES OF BAD AIR QUALITY

Posted on: August 23, 2019

It’s really easy not to think about indoor air quality. Unlike a lot of other home repair problems, its negative consequences aren’t immediately apparent. It’s possible your home could have air contaminants you don’t even know about! It might seem like monitoring air quality should be a secondary concern. Unfortunately, it can’t be. If your […]

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Beat the Allergy Blues with In-Home Air Exchangers

Posted on: August 23, 2019

Homes constructed within the last 40 years were built to be airtight. While the intentions were good, today’s homes are insulated so well that they trap humidity and pollutants inside. In the right conditions, bacteria, viruses, mold and mites proliferate. All of these can diminish air quality, cause illnesses and trigger allergic reactions. If your […]

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Keeping Allergens Out of Your Home, part 1

Posted on: August 7, 2019

We’re going to say it: winter is over! The grass is green, trees have leaves on them, and breeze feels like a pleasant caress instead of swarm of angry razor blades. After a brutal winter, spring couldn’t be more welcome. For some of us, anyway. Unfortunately, spring can be something of a double edged sword, […]

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Preserving Indoor Air Quality This Summer

Posted on: August 7, 2019

There are several reasons why air pollution tends to be at its worst during summer. The days are longer and the sun is stronger, which means more ultraviolet radiation. The air tends not to move as much as in other seasons. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, a study published in Environmental Science & […]

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How often should you be changing your HVAC filter?

Posted on: August 7, 2019

It’s not until the temps are in the 90’s or in the negatives that you realize how important maintenance of your HVAC system really is. The HVAC air filter is a crucial part of keeping your system up and running and efficient. Air filters can often be the reason that your system fails which can […]

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Natural Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Posted on: August 7, 2019

It’s allergy season, which means it’s important to take the air quality in your home into consideration. Do you know what sort of contaminants are floating around the air in your home? Chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, and ammonia can come from common household items and pollute your home’s atmosphere without any visual warning. Be prepared […]

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Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great

Posted on: August 7, 2019

After a long winter, everyone’s home starts to smell a little stale. Even if you’re a meticulous cleaner, food and garbage scents can linger in the air long after they’ve been removed. During the cold months, those smells don’t have anywhere to go, so your HVAC ends up circulating them through your house again and […]

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Keeping Allergens Out of Your Home, part 2

Posted on: August 7, 2019

Unless you’re one of those lucky jerks who was born without allergies, you’re probably all-too-aware that we’re in the midst of allergy season right now. Earlier this month, we gave you three great ways to start to allergy-proof your home. In the process of writing, however, we realized that we have too many ideas (and, […]

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Is Air Quality Just a Bunch of Hype?

Posted on: August 7, 2019

More than likely, when you were growing up your parents didn’t have any kind or air purifiers or filters in your house to improve your indoor air quality and you turned out fine. So what’s the big deal today? Well, for starters, new homes are more tightly sealed in order to save energy, and that can result in a […]

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Indoor Air Quality – Is The Air In Your Home Toxic

Posted on: August 7, 2019

We assume that our homes are safe and clean.  We assume that when indoors we are deeply breathing clean and safe air.  Kick all previous assumptions to the curbside.  According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the average person receives 72 percent of their chemical exposure in the home.   This is a shocking percentage, and one […]

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