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 […]
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.
If you want to keep your household comfortable throughout the summer months and beyond, it is imperative that you maintain proper airflow at all times. What we’d like to do today is look at some of the causes of poor HVAC airflow so that you can make improvements, which will help you better condition your […]
Your home comfort system has done a lot for you. Your A/C keeps you cool in the summer, and your furnace keeps you warm in winter. Those aren’t the only ways HVAC has improved your life, though. Here are a few HVAC benefits you probably don’t even think about.