IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

April 3, 2012

Indoor Air Quality: 3 Preventive Measures Every Homeowner Should Know

Chemical contaminates will reduce your indoor air quality and lead to health problems that range from mild to serious. Unfortunately, most homeowners are not aware of the dangers lurking in their own home from products they regularly used. Common cleaners, gas-fueled appliances and even furniture will fill the air you breathe with contaminates and pollutants. However, with the proper precautions you can reduce contaminates in your home and improve your indoor air quality. Install carbon monoxide and radon detectors around […]
March 13, 2012

A Humidifier Prevents Static Electricity From Taking Over

If you experience a lot of static electricity in your home, you may benefit from the use of a humidifier. During the winter months in particular, low humidity levels in your home make the air dry, and this results in the formation of static electricity. Static electricity not only shocks you, but it also can damage electrical equipment. Your body has the ability to hold a static charge of up to 20,000 volts, so walking across the carpet in a dry environment […]
February 16, 2012

Neat And Tidy Ways To Control Indoor Dust

Controlling indoor dust is an important part of maintaining a clean, healthy living environment. Countless studies have shown a link between airborne dust particles and respiratory problems such as allergies, asthma and colds. Try using the following tips to reduce or eliminate indoor dust for a cleaner, healthier home: Leave dirt at the door: Any dirt that is tracked in by your shoes or boots can easily be kicked up into the air by everyday foot traffic. You can avoid this […]
February 9, 2012

MERV Filters: With Family Health And Furnace Efficiency At Stake, Making The Right Choice Is Vitally Important

Quality air filters for your furnace are equally important for your indoor air quality and for the efficiency of your HVAC system. You can judge the efficiency of an air filter by looking at its MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating. Why Are Filters Important? Air filters perform two important jobs, and high efficiency filters do both of these jobs much more effectively: Air filters protect your furnace by removing dust and other particles from the air as it enters […]