Tag Archives: air quality

CONSEQUENCES OF BAD AIR QUALITY

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 … Read More >

Beat the Allergy Blues with In-Home Air Exchangers

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 … Read More >

Keeping Allergens Out of Your Home, part 1

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, … Read More >

Preserving Indoor Air Quality This Summer

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 & … Read More >

Natural Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

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 … Read More >

Natural Ways to Make Your Home Smell Great

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 … Read More >

Keeping Your Air Clean This Winter

Nobody you ask is going to tell you that they particularly enjoy their home’s air quality during winter. It’s too cold to open up your windows, so things tend to get stuffy. As if that wasn’t bad enough, winter also tends to lead to especially dry air. Cold air doesn’t hold moisture as well, and … Read More >

Keeping Allergens Out of Your Home, part 2

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, … Read More >

Is Air Quality Just a Bunch of Hype?

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 … Read More >

Improve the Air Quality in your Home with these simple HVAC tips

No matter what the season, allergens can pose a real problem to allergy and asthma sufferers. And, unfortunately, the problem is not confined to just the outdoors. Allergens can regularly and unsafely enter the home.  Many homeowners often complain that their allergies are just as bad indoors as they are outdoors and are often looking … Read More >