IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

March 29, 2016

Ways to Control Pollutants in Your Home

Good indoor air quality (IAQ) contributes significantly to good health, and minimizing pollutants is the best way to achieve better IAQ. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air ranks among the worst environmental hazards that people encounter. It’s not difficult to improve by: Avoidance — Many products used in homes contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that pose health hazards. Many cleaning and home improvement products, candles, cosmetics, and anything that contains perfumes emit VOCs. Look for low-VOC […]
December 8, 2015

Air Filtration vs. Air Cleaning: Learning the Difference Between Them

Don’t make the mistake of confusing two key indoor air quality concepts – air filtration and air cleaning. While filtering indoor air is a relatively simple process that may involve anything from basic filtering to high-efficiency air filtration, air cleaning or purifying usually employs more sophisticated technology to comprehensively scrub indoor air of allergens, bacteria, and other contaminants. How Does Each One Work? Air filtration. Think of that flat-panel fiberglass filter that fits into a slot near where your home’s […]
December 1, 2015

Improve Comfort with a Home Humidifier

Peachtree City may not experience the iciest winters, but it’s still important to prepare for the cold weather. With modern furnaces and effective house insulation, it’s generally safe to assume that you will be warm all winter. However, the problem is that the equipment keeping your family toasty also dries out your home’s air. Using a humidifier is an effective way of returning the moisture to the air. Small units are inexpensive to purchase, but they only treat the area […]
November 5, 2015

Keep Fall Allergy Symptoms at Bay with Improved Indoor Air Quality

For allergy sufferers, the transition to fall means more than just cooler weather and preparation for the holidays. It can also mean significant discomfort as allergy symptoms kick in. By improving the indoor air quality of your home, however, you can help minimize these symptoms. The following list showcases a few of the ways you can tend to indoor air quality this season. Change HVAC system air filters: Make sure your heating system has new filters in place when you […]