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. […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
Unless you make a special effort to buy safe, nontoxic candles, odds are that burning candles in your home harms your indoor air quality (IAQ). Candles made from paraffin emit polluting gases when they’re burned called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These compounds cause mild to serious health problems, from nasal irritation to cancer and nervous […]
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 […]