You may have heard that the air quality in our homes tends to be much worse than that which is outside. The reason? These days, new-home construction is very tight so that HVAC systems can work more efficiently, saving the homeowner money on utilities. In the old days, those loosely constructed homes wasted a lot […]
Having good indoor air quality is essential if you want to maintain the health of those in your home, especially if they’re sensitive to allergens and are developing respiratory problems. Improving IAQ in spring isn’t difficult as long as you clean properly. Here are a few tips to get you started:
Many people fight spring allergies by keeping a box of tissues next to them at all times. That’s not a bad idea, but you can also fight against them by following these simple HVAC tips:
Given the fact that millions of homeowners across the country have some kind of furry pet in their household, it’s important to always consider their comfort needs too. So, let’s discuss a few simple tips on HVAC maintenance for pet owners that will help your four-legged family members stay safe and comfortable.
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. […]
As the baby boomers age, concern about caring for the elderly, at home and in institutional care, has come into focus. Among the factors affecting elder health is temperature. If you’re responsible for caring for an elderly individual, how do you regulate the home temperature so it’s optimum for the health and comfort of that […]
If you live in a house where a smoker lives or has lived, or where there are lingering odors from smoke damage, you may need some remediation.
Your home can become filled with pollutants, allergens, germs, and other harmful particles over time. While the air filter in your HVAC system helps keep some of these out, you might need extra help removing harmful particles from the air. Using an air purifier can help eliminate these particles and improve your indoor air quality. […]
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 […]
Choosing an air filter can be bewildering. Even if you understand the ratings, and that the various types of air filters are designed to capture different kinds of pollutants, selecting the right filter for your home can be bewildering. Here’s a short guide to get you started, but for best results, always consult with your […]