Most of us think of our homes as safe refuges for clean air when compared to outside air, with its dust, allergens, and chemical vapors. But the fact is, new-home construction is much tighter than it used to be, and that means the air inside the home is staler than in the days when homes […]
Mold can establish a colony in just about any area of your home, including your HVAC equipment. When you consider the fact that your HVAC system circulates air to every room, you’ll realize how much of a problem mold can be if it’s lurking in your system. Let’s walk you through the dangers of HVAC […]
Pollutants, allergens, and other kinds of harmful particles can make their way into your home. When this happens, these particles can lower your indoor air quality and cause respiratory problems and other health issues. Your HVAC system can help you prevent irritants from filling your home and making you and your family sick.
Warm weather will soon give way in the Dayton area to the cooler temperatures of fall. As fall and then winter advance, we’ll be spending more time indoors with the windows shut. Unfortunately, for many of us being closed up indoors means we’ll also be subjected to poor indoor air quality.
Fall is usually a great time in our region to turn the air conditioner off and fling open the windows — for just a few brief weeks before colder weather sets in. We all look forward to these periods of letting the fresh air in and reducing our use of the HVAC system, but naturally, […]
Cold temperatures during the winter season impose specific challenges for Dayton area homes that are winterized or tightly sealed. Read on to learn how winter IAQ may impact your home lifestyle, as well as practical measures you can take to improve indoor air quality. IAQ in Winter One of the biggest challenges homeowners face is the fact that IAQ in […]
Many allergy sufferers stay indoors in the fall to avoid high pollen counts that cause uncomfortable symptoms such as sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, runny noses and nasal congestion. Unfortunately, a well-sealed home can trap allergens such as animal dander, dust mites, mold spores and pollen. To make your home a safe haven from allergies this […]
Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. When you consider that indoor air is ten times more polluted than outdoor air, the benefits of electronic air cleaners become obvious. Dust, allergens and microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria are common indoor pollutants, which electronic air cleaners remove from the air supply. […]
Spring is coming, and that means allergy season is on the way. You can’t control the air outside, but you can, and should, control the indoor air quality in your home. Both localized cleaning and whole-house air purification can decrease allergens. Even if you don’t suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma, improving indoor air quality […]