Tag Archives: indoor 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 >

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 >

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 >

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Health

PROTECT YOUR HEALTH BY IMPROVING YOUR AIR QUALITY Today’s well-insulated homes make it easier and more economical to maintain a comfortable environment indoors, but they also tend to trap pollutants inside. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air is typically many times more polluted than the outdoor air in cities like Minneapolis. Included in the … Read More >

Feeling Sick? How Air Quality Impacts Health

Outdoor air pollutants are fairly well-known and publicized, but indoor air pollution can be just as damaging to your health. The World Health Organization points to several complications and increased risks from low indoor air quality, including higher rates of pneumonia, stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer. Many of these complications are attributable to poor use of … Read More >

Fight Outdoor Allergies with Clean Indoor Air

Outdoor allergy season is in bloom! Nasal allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States. With pollen and other allergens floating around outside, it’s vital to have clean indoor air. Not only do people with allergies seek refuge inside to escape from allergens, the average American spends 9 out of 10 hours indoors, so it’s … Read More >

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE AN AIR EXCHANGER

When the same old air sits in an enclosed space for an extended period of time, it starts to get stale. Dust, bacteria, mold, and particles from gas and steam all stay in air, polluting it over time. If your home doesn’t continuously exchange stale air for fresh air, you wind up inhaling all that … Read More >

Are Candles Bad for the Air Quality in Your Home?

After a stressful day at work, during a relaxing bubble bath, or to cover up the smell of a burnt dinner disaster—candles are great for providing ambience and a fresh aroma. But are they affecting the air quality in our homes? Yes—but keep reading. When candles are burned, they release carcinogenic toxins (benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, … Read More >

5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

With indoor air pollution being one of the top five health concerns, it’s a good idea to consider ways to improve indoor air quality. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, having clean air is especially important. Dust, pollen, and pet dander can build up over time and work their way through your home any … Read More >