ventilation

March 7, 2019

Sporting Equipment May Raise These IAQ Concerns

Your home gym gives you a convenient way to exercise and improve your health. To reap the full benefits, you likely took extra care choosing sporting equipment and make the effort to fit in regular workouts. Another priority should be the air quality of your exercise area, because of the adverse effects it can have on health. Reasons for IAQ Concerns With Home Gyms IAQ can be a serious issue in home gyms for two main reasons. First, these workout […]
March 14, 2019

What’s Involved in Laundry Room Ventilation?

Adequate laundry room ventilation makes a difference in this humid climate, especially as the weather heats up and the humidity builds and doing the laundry creates plenty of both. Between the warming weather and the conditions in the laundry room, it could become uncomfortable and unhealthy. Dryer Venting The first step in assessing the condition of the laundry room is to look at the dryer’s venting. The hose should vent to the outdoors and be no longer than 25 feet. […]
April 23, 2019

Homeowners: Learn How Vaping and Electronic Cigarettes Can Affect Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s been long established that smoking indoors quickly degrades indoor air quality, but for now, the research doesn’t indicate that electronic cigarettes have the same ill effects. What Are E-Cigarettes? When someone “smokes” these cigarettes, it produces a smoke-like vapor, which is why their use is commonly called vaping. The e-cigarettes use a battery to heat a liquid that contains nicotine to the point where it produces a steam-like vapor. The nicotine inside the cigarette is part of the vaping […]
September 12, 2019

Do You Know Enough About Your Home HVAC System? Here Are Basic Ventilation Terms

Most of us are fairly familiar with the H (heating) and the AC (air conditioning) parts of our HVAC systems, but what about the V? V stands for ventilation, and if you’re like most homeowners, you may be a bit vague on what comprises your ventilation system. Following are some ventilation terms you should know. Ventilation Terms Defined If your household has a typical central HVAC system, you will have the following components: Air supply vents — Supply vents are […]