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HVAC Maintenance & Spring Allergies

For some of us, it’s already started: the sneezing, itchy nose and throat, watery eyes, and general miserableness that signal the onset of allergy season. When we think about seasonal allergies, we usually picture grass and pollen. But in fact, most seasonal allergens are found inside the home. Dust mites, mold, pet dander, and more…

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Spring Cleaning Tips for Improved Indoor Air Quality

It’s officially spring, and to get in the spirit of a warmer season, many of you will be performing the sacred rites of “spring cleaning”. What exactly does spring cleaning entail for you? It likely involves de-cluttering, boxing up old sweaters and dusting off the patio furniture. But does your spring cleaning routine address the…

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Indoor Air Quality: For Comfort and Health

Does the air in your home feel damp? Have you found spots of mold on your ceilings or around windows? Or does your family suffer from dry skin year-round? These could be signs that the inside of your home has too much or too little moisture. Luckily, there are ways to remedy these problems and…

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Use Houseplants to Refresh the Air in Your Home

Using houseplants to battle in-home air pollution is an excellent way to protect your family’s health, since the average North American spends more than 80 percent of the day indoors. True, we can invest in air purification and filtration systems, but why not also consider houseplants, which we know clean the air of carbon dioxide…

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Put a Stop to Inefficient Air Leaks in Your Home

One of the biggest causes of high energy bills are air leaks in the home’s exterior envelope. Keeping a tight barrier between the air in your home and the air outside should be a priority for homeowners year-round. Finding Energy Wasting Air Leaks You have the option of finding the air leaks yourself or hiring…

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Testing for 3 Common Household Pollutants: Here’s How It’s Done

It is important to test your home periodically for hazardous household pollutants. High levels of air contaminants resulting from biological pollutants and harmful gases increase health risks. Dangerous gases, such as radon and carbon monoxide, in addition to mold spores and mildew, pollute the air and can remain undetected without specific testing procedures.  Biological Household…

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When Shopping for Air Cleaners, Understand These Labels

Looking to breathe a little more easily? Air quality can make a big difference in the health and comfort of everyone in the house. Air cleaners advertise a host of often confusing options and ratings. Understanding these labels is the key to buying a system that fits your needs without paying for features you may…

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