Candles can do a lot for your fall ambiance, adding a warm glow to your home and, with scented candles, evoking fall forest or herbal scents, like pine and cloves. However, not all candles are equal. Depending on what they are made of, some may be harmful to your breathing, giving off volatile organic compounds. […]
For many homeowners in Dayton, fall is a favorite time of year, with the changing colors and autumn scents around every corner, yet fall can bring some specific indoor air quality concerns that you cannot ignore. From fall-scented candles to decor that can bring in indoor air quality issues, you must pay some attention to […]
Dust is a major component of your indoor environment. You wipe it off surfaces, sweep and vacuum it frequently. But have you stopped and thought about how it may be degrading your indoor air quality? Read on to learn more.
Here’s something you probably don’t know: many of the popular flooring options can be a major source of air pollution inside your home. The materials in flooring can severely degrade indoor air quality (IAQ) and pose a health risk. Let’s explore the IAQ concerns of floors and related products.
Most homeowners don’t realize how versatile their HVAC systems are. Sure, they cool and heat the air. But the A/C and heating systems are also capable of improving your indoor air quality. What’s more, the HVAC can also keep the relative humidity lower in your home so that you feel more comfortable in the summer.
Improving indoor air quality starts with minimizing pollutants, such as dust. Here are some dusting techniques and other tools to help minimize dust and improve indoor air quality (IAQ).
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation lists Dayton as the worst city for spring allergy sufferers in the Midwest due to its high pollen and mold counts. But don’t pack your bags and move just yet. The tips below will help you drastically reduce spring allergies and keep breathing easy.
The HVAC industry uses plenty of abbreviations as shortcuts, and when you run across IAQ and VOCs, they’re definitely discussing indoor air quality and volatile organic compounds. The two are closely related. The quality of the air indoors depends on the concentration of volatile organic compounds in the air. Although there are other factors, like […]
Have you enlisted your HVAC system to help you combat your allergies? If not, you should. Winter or summer, the HVAC system can help improve your indoor air quality, removing airborne pollutants that may be compromising your respiratory health.
How much thought do you give to your indoor air quality? If you’re like most homeowners, not much. But if anyone in your family is subject to asthma, allergies or other respiratory ailments, you really should pay more attention to your home’s IAQ. If yours is like most people’s, then it could very well be […]