Archives for Air Quality

Want to Improve the Quality of Your Indoor Air, but Don’t Know How?! Read This!

Air Purifiers: many have heard of this piece of equipment, but few actually know how one works or why it is beneficial to make the investment.  Did you know that indoor air can be just as polluted or even more polluted than outdoor air?!  It’s true…but we’re here to help!  To better understand indoor air quality it’s important to know what an air purifier is as well as the benefits of investing in one. What are they?? Air purifiers are a system of internal fans which pulls the air in your home through a series of filters that remove harmful particles such
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Pros & Cons of Different Types of Filters

Although the act of replacing your filter is a simple ‘pull out the old and insert the new’ procedure, shopping for a filter can be overwhelming. When shopping for a filter you’ll notice there are numerous types available. While there are many types to shop through, the different styles can usually be categorized into three categories. We’ll go through the pros and cons of each of the three categories to better assist you in making the right purchase for your next filter change: Basic Air Filters:  This is the most common type of filter that everyone is usually familiar with. These
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5 Ways to Improve Your Allergies At Home

Heads up–the first day of Fall is quickly approaching!  Allergies aren’t only an issue in the Spring time, they can also be a troublesome Fall issue.  One of the main Fall allergy contributors is ragweed.  This pesky allergen is especially known to affect the Midwest region as it grows amply in our area.  According to WebMD, 75% of people who are allergic to Spring plants are also allergic to ragweed.  Don’t let ragweed or other irritating allergens affecting your allergies keep you from fun Fall festivities!  Here’s a list of 5 ways to improve allergens inside your home: Filters: Changing your filter to one with
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Are Your Ducts in a Row??

To have your ducts cleaned or to not have your ducts cleaned – that is the question! Duct cleaning has been a popular service for some time now. BUT, is it needed, when do you need it, and how important is the cleaning are all valid questions to consider. In most cases, a thorough cleaning of your ducts is linked to indoor air quality concerns; however, ducts can also be cleaned to improve the efficiency of your HVAC unit. Here are 6 different scenarios in which contacting a HVAC professional to schedule the cleaning might be beneficial: Renovation: Anytime your house
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5 Simple Ways for Improving Your Indoor Air Quality

Keeping the air inside your home is very important for the well-being of your family. Improving the air quality can be important since a majority of our time is spent indoors. These days there are many tactics which can aid in improving the air quality of your home; however, there are several simple ways you can make improvements yourself to stay in a budget. Upgrading the filters to higher quality: regularly changing your filters is extremely important to remove mold spores, pet dander, and other factors that may be disturbing the air quality in your home. When changing your filter look into possibly upgrading
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Is the air your breathing dirtier than a chicken coop?

Fact: 54% of people tested positive for at least one of the 10 most common respiratory allergens. These include dust mites, perennial rye, short ragweed, German cockroach, Bermuda grass, cat dander, Russian thistle, white oak, alternaria alternate fungus, and peanuts. – National Institute of Health In today’s world of eco-friendly and organic products, we tend to overlook one of the most consumed and potentially hazardous substances. It surrounds you and and your family from the time you open the front door until the time you leave again. With the potential to carry H1N1, H5N1, Polio, and even SARS, your indoor
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