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.
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.
Balanced ventilation helps resolve the long-standing issues of getting adequate fresh air into the house without compromising home comfort and energy efficiency. Systems that only induct fresh air—or only exhaust stale air—can unbalance air pressure inside the house. Either one-way approach can lead to temperature instability as well as indoor air quality issues.
In the quest to breathe healthier air, some people are turning to salt lamps. They’re thought to have strong air purification properties and emit negative ions that are associated with good health and well being.
Damp spring weather is good for Ohio flowers, but it can cause problems in our homes. Indoor air quality in particular can suffer from increased dampness and humidity.
Particularly if you suffer from allergies or asthma, you need a dedicated system to clean the contaminants from your air. There are a number of air purifiers to choose from. You could pick up an inexpensive, portable one. Or you could invest a little more, and get a whole house system.
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.